Modern Languages Programs Requirements

French Requirements

French Major

  • Students must earn a total of 31 credits from courses at the 200 level or higher. Literature in translation courses (FREN 212, 215, 218) are excluded.
  • Any credits earned off-campus as part of an affiliated study abroad program approved by the department will count toward the major, regardless of level. Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester.
  • Students must complete FREN 490, Senior Project in French.

French Minor

  • Students must earn a total of 18 credits from courses at the 200 level or higher. Literature in translation courses (FREN 212, 215, 218) are excluded.
  • Any credits earned off-campus as part of an affiliated study abroad program approved by the department will count toward the minor, regardless of level. Students are encouraged to study abroad during one January Term or one semester.

Spanish Requirements

Spanish Major

31 credits, distributed as follows:

  • Intermediate Level (12 credits)
  • 9 credits of 300 level coursework
  • 6 credits of 400 level coursework (not including 489 or 490)
  • Senior Project Seminar Spanish 489 (1 credit)
  • Senior Thesis (3 credits) Spanish 490
  • Grades for all courses taken in Spanish are used to calculate the average in the major for Departmental Distinction.

Spanish Minor

18 credits, distributed as follows:

  • Spanish 203 (Advanced Written and Oral Communication in Spanish)
  • Any Spanish course above 203; it is encouraged for students who began with SPAN 201 to take an additional 3-6 credits of Spanish courses.
  • All Spanish minors are encouraged to participate in a departmentally approved immersive experience abroad or domestic.

The NEW Spanish for the Professions Minor

18 credits, distributed as follows:

  • Spanish 203 (Advanced Written and Oral Communication in Spanish),
  • Spanish 240 (Spanish for the Professions),
  • Spanish 245 (Topics in Spanish for the Professions),
  • Any Spanish course above 203; it is encouraged for students who began with SPAN 201 take an additional 3-6 credits of Spanish courses.
  • All Spanish for the Professions minors are encouraged to participate in a departmentally approved immersive experience abroad or domestic.

Global Studies Requirements

Global Studies Major

Students seeking a Global Studies major must complete the following requirements:

  • GLST 160: Introduction to Global Studies (3 credits)
  • Completion of a 202 language course (fourth semester) or higher in one language other than English. (3 credits)
  • 21 credits for one of the four program emphases indicated below.
  • 3 three credits must be earned as part of an approved off-campus program, service learning project, or internship that emphasizes practical global experience.
  • GLST 489/490: Global Studies Senior Thesis (4 credits)

Total credits for the major: 34 credits.

There are four program concentrations for the major:

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • 6 credits in relevant courses in the humanities at the 200 level or higher (ARTH, FREN, RELS, SPAN: see below)
  • 6 credits in relevant courses in the social sciences at the 200 level or higher (ANTH, HIST, POSC, SOCI: see below)
  • 9 credits in relevant electives at the 200 level or higher (ANTH, ARTH, FREN, HIST, POSC, RELS, SPAN: see below)

European Studies

  • 6 credits in relevant courses in the humanities at the 200 level or higher (ARTH, FREN, RELS, SPAN: see below)
  • 6 credits in relevant courses in the social sciences at the 200 level or higher (ANTH, HIST, POSC, SOCI: see below)
  • 9 credits in relevant electives at the 200 level or higher (ANTH, ARTH, FREN, HIST, POSC, RELS, SPAN: see below)

Comparative Cultural Studies

  • 3 credits RELS 106 (World Religions)
  • 9 credits in relevant humanities courses at the 200 level or higher (ARTH, FREN, RELS, SPAN: see below)
  • 3 credits in relevant history at the 200 level or higher (HIST: see below)
  • 6 credits in relevant electives at the 200 level or higher (ANTH, ARTH, FREN, HIST, POSC, RELS, SOCI, SPAN: see below)

Global Trade, Development and Economic Policy

  • 3 credits ECON 221 (Microeconomic Theory) (prerequisite ECON 101)
  • 3 credits ECON 222 (Macroeconomic Theory) (prerequisite ECON 102)
  • 6 credits from any two of the following courses:
    • BUSA 441 (International Business) (prerequisites ACCO 101 or ACCO 142, BUSA 101, 230, 240 and 280)
    • ECON 314 (Development and Transition)
    • ECON 320 (International Economic Policy)
  • 3 credits in comparative politics or international relations (POSC: see below)
  • 3 credits in comparative international economics or business
  • 3 credits in relevant literature, music, religion, art, or history courses at the 200 level or higher (ARTH, FREN, HIST, MUSI, RELS, SPAN: see below)

Other requirements

Students may not double count more than 9 credits for Global Studies and another major.
At least 9 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.

Global Studies Minor

  • GLST 160 (Introduction to Global Studies).
  • Completion of 202 (fourth semester) or higher of study of a language other than English.
  • Twelve credits from any Global Studies concentration. Students must complete any specifically required courses for that concentration. Six credits must be at the 300 level or higher.
  • Presentation of scholarly work related to Global Studies at the annual Student Showcase in May.
  • Credits from Global Studies courses may not be double-counted.

 

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