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B.A. in Modern Languages

The Modern Languages Department is now offering a new Modern Languages Major with the following Concentrations: French, Francophone Studies, Latin American Studies (with a track in Spanish-Speaking Latin America and a track in Brazil), Portuguese, an Spanish.

Students can also sign up for the following minors: French, Francophone Studies, Italian (this is a new program), Latin American Studies, Portuguese, and Spanish. All minors require completion of 20 credits.

Choose a concentration A, B, C, D or E below:

A. Francophone Studies

Course No. Course Description Credits
FREN 201Advanced French: Conversation and Composition4
FREN 202Advanced French: Composition and Conversation4
FREN 313Modern France and the Francophone World4
FREN 324Survey of French Literature from 1789 to the Present4
FREN 420Applied Grammar3
FREN 460Seminar in French3
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule4
HIST 349History of Contemporary Africa4
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages3

Cognates

ARBC 101Elementary Arabic I (*)4
ARBC 102Elementary Arabic II (*)4
*May be substituted for another language spoken in Francophone Africa

Total Credit Hours

41

B. French

Course No. Course Description Credits
FREN 201Advanced French: Conversation and Composition4
FREN 202Advanced French: Composition and Conversation4
FREN 313Modern France and the Francophone World4
FREN 323Survey of French Literature from the Middle Ages to 17894
FREN 324Survey of French Literature from 1789 to the Present4
FREN 420Applied Grammar3
FREN 460Seminar in French3
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages3
Three additional courses in French at the 300-level or above9

Cognates

Two courses in another foreign language6-8

Total Credit Hours

44-46

C. Latin American Studies

The Concentration in Latin American Studies consists of 40-43 credit hours, 15-16 of which must be completed in the Portuguese Studies Program starting in PORT 201, 202, and followed by 7-8 credit hours of additional courses in Portuguese at the 300-level or above.

Course No. Course Description Credits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology4
HIST 352Colonial Latin America3
HIST 353Modern Latin America4
LAS 363Seminar: Topics in Latin American Studies3
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages3
One Course from
ANTH 325Regional Studies in Cultural Anthropology - South American Indians4
ANTH 461Latinos in the United States3
MLAN 320Internship in Latin American Studies3
POL 203Global Politics4
POL 317Politics and Society3
POL 341The Politics of Developing Nations3
Or a 400-level Spanish or Portuguese course in Latin American literature, film, culture, etc.3

Choose Track 1 or Track 2

Track 1: Brazil

Course No. Course Description Credits
PORT 201Conversation and Composition4
PORT 202Composition and Conversation4
PORT 304Brazilian Literature and Culture4
One additional course in Portuguese at the 300-level or above3-4

Cognates

Two courses in Spanish6-8

Total Credit Hours

40-44

Track 2: Spanish-Speaking Latin America

Course No. Course Description Credits
SPAN 201Conversation and Composition4
SPAN 202Composition and Conversation4
SPAN 312Latin American Literature and Culture: Pre-Eighteenth Century4
SPAN 313Latin American Literature and Culture: From Eighteenth Century4

Cognates

Two courses in Portuguese6-8

Total Credit Hours

40-44

D. Portuguese

Course No. Course Description Credits
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages3
PORT 201Conversation and Composition4
PORT 202Composition and Conversation4
PORT 301Portuguese Literature and Culture I4
PORT 302Portuguese Literature and Culture II4
PORT 304Brazilian Literature and Culture4
PORT 305Lusophone African Literatures and Cultures4
PORT 420Applied Grammar3
Three Additional Courses in Portuguese at the 300-level or above9-12

Cognates

Two courses in another foreign language6-8

Total Credit Hours

45-50

E. Spanish

Course No. Course Description Credits
MLAN 360Seminar in Modern Languages3
SPAN 201Conversation and Composition4
SPAN 202Composition and Conversation4
SPAN 310Spanish Literature and Culture: Pre-Eighteenth Century4
SPAN 311Spanish Literature and Culture: From Eighteenth Century4
SPAN 312Latin American Literature and Culture: Pre-Eighteenth Century4
SPAN 313Latin American Literature and Culture: From Eighteenth Century4
SPAN 420Applied Grammar3
SPAN 460Seminar in Spanish3
Two additional courses in Spanish at the 300-level or above6-7

Cognates

Two additional courses in another foreign language6-8

Total Credit Hours

45-48

Secondary Education

Students in the Secondary Education Program have the same requirements as B.A. students who choose a Modern Languages Major, with the following exceptions:

  • Secondary Education Students with a Modern Languages Major and a Concentration in French must take French 400, Applied Linguistics.
  • Secondary Education Students with a Modern Languages Major with a Concentration in Spanish must take Spanish 400, Applied Linguistics.

Elementary Education

In addition to completing required courses in Elementary Education, students electing a content Major in Modern Languages with a Concentration in French, Portuguese, or Spanish must complete the following courses:

  • French 201, 202, 313, 323, 324, 400, 420, and two additional French courses at the 300-level or above. Total credit hours: 33
  • Portuguese 201, 202, 301, 302, 303, 311 (or 312), 313, 320. Total credit hours: 31
  • Spanish 201, 202, 310, 311, 312, 313, 400, 420, and one additional course at the 300-level or above. Total credits hours: 33

Page last updated: April 17, 2014