Professors Kalinoski (Chair), Ogier, Talbot; Associate Professors Flores-Silva, Scaer; Assistant Professors Banuelos-Montes, Han; Visiting Assistant Professor Stanco; Teaching Associates Chapman, Clifton, Myers, Stanley; Visiting Instructor Martinez de Candia.
A modern language major consists of the completion of at least 11 units above the 202 level in one language. A major must be enrolled in at least one one-unit course in the major language during the senior year.
To broaden their linguistic foundation, majors are strongly advised to engage in the study of one or more additional foreign languages. Spanish majors are encouraged to take History 272 and/or Political Science 225.
French and Spanish majors are required to complete a departmentally approved course of study abroad as part of their major. Appropriate periods of study include an Intensive Learning or May Term travel course, or a Summer, semester, or year abroad with a department-approved program such as ISEP, CREPUQ, or another university-sponsored program.
Requirements and recommendations for teacher licensure are found under each major. Minors are offered in French, German, and Spanish. Each minor consists of six units. Specific requirements for each minor are given with the course listings for French, German, and Spanish, respectively.
Regularly scheduled laboratory work is required for credit in all lower-division courses taught in a modern language. Some advanced courses also require laboratory work.
Modern language majors and minors should also note the courses listed under “Language” and “Linguistics.” Language 341 is a methodology course for those students wishing to teach a foreign language. Language 416, the internship, is open for elective credit to all those language majors who have permission and indicate an intense interest in such work. Linguistics 320 is a basic course in the principles of how language functions. It may count toward any Modern Language major or German minor.
Students who have never studied the language or who have studied the language in secondary school for less than three years and have not achieved competency will normally be placed at the 101 level. Students who have studied the same language in secondary school for three years and have not achieved competency will be placed at the 102 or 150 level.
Students who have studied the same language for four or more years or who have completed Advanced Placement study and have not received any competency will be placed at the 201 level. The 201 course reviews the language from the beginning. A student who successfully completes the 201 course will be given competency for the 101 and 102 elementary level courses. If a student successfully completes or receives competency for any elementary or intermediate course he or she may not take a lower-level course in the same language for credit.