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Department of World Languages and Cultures

Department of World Languages and Cultures

About Us

The requirement for the B.A. in French or Spanish is 36 semester hours above the elementary level. Required courses include classes in composition and conversation, one survey of literature class, and one culture/civilization class. In addition, two courses in another language are required.

Proficiency in language skills must be demonstrated before graduation by completing successfully the ACTFL oral proficiency interview and written proficiency test. For details of this requirement, see the statement in the current catalog.

Teacher certification programs are available in French and Spanish. A minor in French, German, or Spanish requires 18 semester hours above the elementary level, six of which must be above the 299-level.

The department encourages majors and minors to include a study abroad experience in their course of studies.  Read about the Global Learning Initiative for sample four-year plans and more information.

The department also sponsors study abroad programs on a rotating basis in countries such as Costa Rica, France, Germany, and Spain.  Click here for more information about department-specific study abroad opportunities.

Languages offered as majors:  

  • French
  • Spanish

Languages offered as minors:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

General language classes offered:

  • Chinese
  • Italian


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