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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures


Frank Romer, Chairperson, 3324 Bate Building

French, German, or Hispanic studies majors who are interested in gaining work experience in business, industry, or government under the cooperative education program should see the department chair.

BA or BS in Foreign Languages, including Preparation for the Accelerated MBA Program

French, German, and Hispanic studies majors who are interested in careers in business may complete the BA or BS in foreign languages with a minor in business administration, and if qualified may complete the master of business administration in one additional year.

BA in French

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below. - 42 s.h.
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) and HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) or HIST 1552. Honors, World History to 1500 (3) (F) and HIST 1553. Honors, History of Europe Since 1500 (3) (S)
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    FREN 2330. Review of Grammar (3) (P: FREN 1004 or equivalent)
    FREN 3225. Advanced Conversation (3) (P: FREN 2330)
    FREN 3330. Composition and Advanced Grammar (3) (WI) (P: FREN 2330)
    FREN 3500. Introduction to Literature (3) (P: FREN 2330)
    Choose 9 s.h. from:
    FREN 2108. Culture and Communication (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2440. Readings in the Culture of France I (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2441. Readings in the Culture of France II (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2442. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of the Americas (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2443. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of Africa (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    Choose 9 s.h. from:
    FREN 3555. France of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3556. France from Classicism to the French Revolution (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3557. France from the Napoleonic Period to World War II (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3558. The Francophone World: Colonization to Independence (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3560. The Contemporary French and Francophone World (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    Choose 6 s.h. of FREN electives above 2999
  3. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  4. In the second semester of the junior year, a French major must pass an oral qualifying examination.

BS in French

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows: (Note: These degree requirements are subject to change beginning Fall 2010 pending NC State Board of Education approval of revised licensure program requirements. Students should consult their departmental advisor for specific program information.)

  1. Foundations curriculum plus special requirements for licensure (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below. - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS)
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) and HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*)(F,S,SS) or HIST 1552. Honors, World History to 1500 (3) (F) and HIST 1553. Honors, History of Europe Since 1500 (3) (S)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test or approval of dept chair) or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS)
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    FREN 2330. Review of Grammar (3) (P: FREN 1004 or equivalent)
    FREN 3225. Advanced Conversation (3) (P: FREN 2330)
    FREN 3330. Composition and Advanced Grammar (3) (WI) (P: FREN 2330)
    FREN 3500. Introduction to Literature (3) (P: FREN 2330)
    Choose 9 s.h from:
    FREN 2108. Culture and Communication (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2440. Readings in the Culture of France I (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2441. Readings in the Culture of France II (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2442. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of the Americas (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2443. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of Africa (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    Choose 9 s.h. from:
    FREN 3555. France of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (3) (WI) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3556. France from Classicism to the French Revolution (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3557. France from the Napoleonic Period to World War II (3) (WI) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3558. The Francophone World: Colonization to Independence (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    FREN 3560. The Contemporary French and Francophone World (3) (P: FREN 3500 or consent of dept chair)
    Choose 6 s.h. of FREN electives above 2999
  3. Professional studies (Teacher Education Core Courses - 24 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    FREN 2611. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1)
    FREN 4880. Internship in French (10) (P: Admission to upper division; FREN 2330, 3225, 3330, 3500; 18 s.h. of FREN at the 2000 and 3000 levels; C: FREN 4881)
    FREN 4881. Internship Seminar: Issues in French Education (1) (P: Admission to upper division; C: FREN 4880)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Specialty area studies - 11 s.h.
    ELEM 3275. Early Childhood and Elementary School Curriculum (3) (F,S,SS)
    FREN 4611. Teaching Second Languages in Grades K-12 (5) (P: Admission to upper division)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  6. In the second semester of the junior year, a French major must pass an oral qualifying examination.

BA in German

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below. - 42 s.h.
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) and HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1552. Honors, World History to 1500 (3) (F) (FC:SO) and HIST 1553. Honors, History of Europe Since 1500 (3) (S) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3461. Modern Germany Since 1914 (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 3435. History of Europe Since 1914 (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 5480. Weimar and the Rise of Hitler (3) or equivalent.
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    GERM 2210. Intermediate German Composition and Conversation I (3) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2211. Intermediate German Composition and Conversation II (3) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2300. Introduction to German Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2420. Culture of the German-Speaking World (3) (FC:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 3210. Conversation (3) (P: GERM 2210 or 2211; or consent of instructor)
    GERM 3330. Composition and Advanced Grammar (3) (WI) (P: GERM 2210, 2211; or consent of instructor)
    Choose 6 s.h. of German literature above 2999
    Choose 12 s.h. of GERM electives above 2999
  3. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  4. In the second semester of the junior year, a German major must pass an oral qualifying examination.

BS in German

See Section 8, Academic Programs, College of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows: (Note: These degree requirements are subject to change beginning Fall 2010 pending NC State Board of Education approval of revised licensure program requirements. Students should consult their departmental advisor for specific program information.)

  1. Foundations curriculum plus special requirements for licensure (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) and HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or HIST 1552. Honors, World History to 1500 (3) (F) (FC:HU) and HIST 1553. Honors, History of Europe Since 1500 (3) (S) (FC:HU)
    HIST 3461. Modern Germany Since 1914 (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 3435. History of Europe Since 1914 (3) (FC:SO) or HIST 5480. Weimar and the Rise of Hitler (3) or equivalent.
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test or approval of dept chair) or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose a literature course
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    GERM 2210. Intermediate German Composition and Conversation I (3) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2211. Intermediate German Composition and Conversation II (3) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2300. Introduction to German Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2420. Culture of the German-Speaking World (3) (FC:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 3210. Conversation (3) (P: GERM 2210 or 2211; or consent of instructor)
    GERM 3330. Composition and Advanced Grammar (3) (WI) (P: GERM 2210 or 2211; or consent of instructor)
    Choose 6 s.h. of German literature above 2999
    Choose 12 s.h. of GERM electives above 2999
  3. Professional studies (Teacher Education Core Courses) - 24 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    GERM 2611. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1)
    GERM 4880. Internship in German (10) (P: Admission to upper division; GERM 2210, 2211, 2300, 2420, 3210, 3330, 6 s.h.; GERM literature above 2999; 12 s.h. GERM electives above 2999)
    GERM 4881. Internship Seminar: Issues in German Teaching (1) (P: Admission to upper division; C: GERM 4880)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Specialty area studies - 11 s.h.
    ELEM 3275. Early Childhood and Elementary School Curriculum (3) (F,S,SS)
    GERM 4611. Teaching Second Languages in Grades K-12 (5) (P: Admission to upper division)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  6. In the second semester of the junior year, a German major must pass an oral qualifying examination.

BA in Hispanic Studies

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below. - 42 s.h.
    FORL 2665. Don Quixote (3) (WI) (FC:HU) or FORL 2666. Latino Texts (3) (FC:HU)
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) or HIST 1552. Honors, World History to 1500 (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 2222. Western Europe Since 1500 (3) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    SPAN 2222. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3) (P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2330) or
    SPAN 2330. Intermediate Composition and Review of Grammar (3) (P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2222)
    SPAN 2440. Spanish Culture and Civilization (3) (WI*) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2550. Approaches to the Study of Hispanic Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 3225. Spanish Phonetics (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 3330. Advanced Composition (3) (WI) (P: SPAN 2222 or 3220; SPAN 2330)
    Choose 15 s.h. of SPAN electives above 2999, including 9 s.h. from the following (with a minimum number from each area as designated below):
    Choose a minimum of 3 s.h. from:
    SPAN 4555. Medieval Spain (900-1499) (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 4556. Renaissance and Baroque Spain (1500-1681) (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 4557. Spain from Neoclassicism to Realism (1681-1898) (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of instructor)
    SPAN 4558. Contemporary Spain (1898-Present) (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of instructor)
    Choose a minimum of 3 s.h. from:
    SPAN 4560. Major Latin-American Authors (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 4561. Latin-American Texts of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
    SPAN 4562. Latin-American Texts of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
    SPAN 4563. Latin-American Texts: The Boom and Beyond (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
  3. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  4. In the second semester of the junior year, an Hispanic studies major must pass an oral qualifying examination.

BS in Hispanic Studies Education

See Section 8, Academic Programs, College of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows: (Note: These degree requirements are subject to change beginning Fall 2010 pending NC State Board of Education approval of revised licensure program requirements. Students should consult their departmental advisor for specific program information.)
  1. Foundations curriculum plus special requirements for licensure (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    FORL 2665. Don Quixote (3) (FC:HU) or FORL 2666. Latino Texts (3) (FC:HU)
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or HIST 1552. Honors, World History to 1500 (3) (F) (FC:HU)
    HIST 2222. Western Europe Since 1500 (3) (FC:SO)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test) or MATH 1066. Applied Mathematics for Decision Making (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test or approval of dept chair) or MATH 2127. Basic Concepts of Mathematics (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 36 s.h.
    SPAN 2110. Cultural Readings in Spanish (3) (P: SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2222. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3) (P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2330) or SPAN 3220. Advanced Oral Communication Through Multimedia (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2330. Intermediate Composition and Review of Grammar (3) (P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2222)
    SPAN 2440. Spanish Culture and Civilization (3) (WI*) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2550. Approaches to the Study of Hispanic Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 3225. Spanish Phonetics (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 3330. Advanced Composition (3) (WI) (P: SPAN 2222 or 3220; SPAN 2330)
    SPAN 3335. Structure of the Spanish Language (3) (P: SPAN 3330 or consent of dept chair)
    Choose 9 s.h. of SPAN electives above 2999, including 6 s.h. from the following (with a minimum number from each area as designated below):
    Choose a minimum of 3 s.h. from:
    SPAN 4555. Medieval Spain (900-1499) (3) (WI) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 4556. Renaissance and Baroque Spain (1500-1681) (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 4557. Spain from Neoclassicism to Realism (1681-1898) (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of instructor)
    SPAN 4558. Contemporary Spain (1898-Present) (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2440, 2550; or consent of instructor)
    Choose a minimum of 3 s.h. from:
    SPAN 4560. Major Latin-American Authors (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 4561. Latin-American Texts of the Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
    SPAN 4562. Latin-American Texts of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
    SPAN 4563. Latin-American Texts: The Boom and Beyond (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2441, 2550; or consent of dept chair; RP: SPAN 4560)
  3. Professional studies (Teacher Education Core Courses - 24 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPAN 2611. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1)
    SPAN 4880. Internship in Spanish (10) (P: Admission to upper division; SPAN 2110, 2440, 2441, 3225, 3330; 15 s.h. in SPAN above 2999, including 9 s.h. in SPAN 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558, 4560, 4561, 4562, 4563, with a minimum of 3 s.h. in SPAN 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558 and 3 s.h. in SPAN 4560, 4561, 4562, 4563)
    SPAN 4881. Internship Seminar: Issues in Spanish Teaching (1) (P: Admission to upper division; C: SPAN 4880)
    SPED 4010. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Specialty Area Studies - 11 s.h.
    ELEM 3275. Early Childhood and Elementary School Curriculum (3) (F,S,SS)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: Admission to upper division; PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    SPAN 4611. Teaching Second Languages in Grades K-12 (5) (P: Admission to upper division; 18 s.h. in SPAN above 1004 or consent of dept chair)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.
  6. In the second semester of the junior year, an Hispanic studies major must pass an oral qualifying examination.

French Minor

Students interested in minoring in French should consult with the departmental French advisor to plan their minor program. The French minor requires 24 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Core - 15 s.h.
    FREN 2330. Review of Grammar (3) (P: FREN 1004 or equivalent)
    FREN 3500. Introduction to Literature (3) (P: FREN 2330)
    Choose 9 s.h. from:
    FREN 2108. Culture and Communication (3) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2440. Readings in the Culture of France I (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2441. Readings in the Culture of France II (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2442. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of the Americas (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
    FREN 2443. Readings in the Francophone Cultures of Africa (3) (FC:HU) (P: FREN 1004)
  2. FREN electives above 2999 - 9 s.h.

German Minor

Students interested in minoring in German should consult with the departmental German advisor to plan their minor program. The German minor requires 24 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Core - 18 s.h.
    GERM 2210. Intermediate German Composition and Conversation I (3) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2211. Intermediate German Composition and Conversation II (3) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2300. Introduction to German Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 2420. Culture of the German-Speaking World (3) (FC:HU) (P: GERM 1004 or consent of instructor)
    GERM 3210. Conversation (3) (P: GERM 2210 or 2211; or consent of instructor)
    GERM 3330. Composition and Advanced Grammar (3) (WI) (P: GERM 2210 or 2211; or consent of instructor)
  2. GERM electives above 2999 - 6 s.h

Hispanic Studies Minor

Students interested in minoring in Hispanic studies should consult with the departmental Hispanic advisor to plan their minor program. The Hispanic studies minor requires 24 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Core - 15 s.h.
    SPAN 2222. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3) (P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2330) or SPAN 3220. Advanced Oral Communication Through Multimedia (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2330. Intermediate Composition and Review of Grammar (3) (P: Minimum grade of B in SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 2222)
    SPAN 2440. Spanish Culture and Civilization (3) (WI*) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2441. Latin-American Culture and Civilization (3) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
    SPAN 2550. Approaches to the Study of Hispanic Literature (3) (FC:HU) (P: SPAN 2222 or 2330 or consent of dept chair)
  2. SPAN electives above 2999 - 9 s.h.

Certificate of American Studies

Students from countries other than the United States may apply to the chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures for a departmental certificate of American studies. In order to qualify for this certificate, a student must pass a minimum of 14 s.h. of graduate or undergraduate course work with a minimum grade of C. A certificate with distinction shall be awarded to a student who completes a program of 20 s.h., of which at least 14 s.h. are passed with a minimum grade of B.

Certificate in Spanish

The certificate in Spanish offers students who may not be able to complete a major or minor in Hispanic studies the opportunity to reach an intermediate level of linguistic competence in Spanish, and to become familiar with Hispanic cultures. The award of the certificate indicates a practical competence sufficient for use in the workplace. The certificate requires 15 s.h. credit as follows:
SPAN 1001. Spanish Level I (3) (P: Appropriate score on Spanish placement test)
SPAN 1002. Spanish Level II (3) (P: SPAN 1001 or equivalent or appropriate score on Spanish placement test)
SPAN 1003. Spanish Level III (3) (P: SPAN 1002 or equivalent or appropriate score on Spanish placement test)
SPAN 1004. Spanish Level IV (3) (P: SPAN 1003 or appropriate score on Spanish placement test)
SPAN 2117. Spanish for Professions (3) (P: SPAN 1004 or consent of dept chair) or another 2000-level SPAN course

Certificate in Spanish Translation

The certificate in Spanish translation provides a course of study that prepares the student in the special skills involved in the role of translator. The award of the certificate provides evidence of practical competence in translating written texts to or from Spanish; interpretation of spoken Spanish is not involved. There are four required translation courses that must be satisfactorily completed, following which students may take a demanding final proficiency examination. Satisfactory performance on the examination entitles the student to receive the certificate in translation. Those students whose performance is judged only adequate may receive credit for completing the course sequence, but will not be awarded the certificate. The certificate requires 12 s.h. credit as follows:
SPAN 3340. Introduction to Translation (3) (P: SPAN 3330 or consent of dept chair; RC: SPAN 3335)
SPAN 4340. Intermediate Translation (3) (P: SPAN 3335, 3340; or consent of dept chair)
SPAN 5340. Advanced Translation I (3) (P: SPAN 4340)
SPAN 5940. Advanced Translation II (3) (P: SPAN 5340)

Foreign Language Placement Tests

Students who have previously studied French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish should take the respective placement test in order to ensure that they continue their study at the appropriate level. Please note that a placement test is required for enrollment in all lower-level Spanish courses including level 1001. (See Section 2, Admission and Readmission, Placement Testing.) While it may be possible to satisfy the foreign language requirement by completing 12 s.h. of Italian or Japanese, no guarantee can be given that the necessary courses will be offered.