Foreign Language and Literature, Bachelor of Arts

Students will take 12 credits of specific, required coursework in addition to 18 credits of electives chosen from three tracks:

  • Literature and Film
  • Culture and Society
  • Linguistics and Language for the Professions. 

A minimum of 3 credits must be taken within each of the three tracks. As long as students complete at least 3 credits in each track, they may fulfill their elective course requirements in whichever track or tracks they choose.

It is strongly recommended that all foreign language majors include a study abroad component of at least one month during the second half of their program of study. All courses credited to a major or minor in a foreign language must be passed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Concentration in French

Required Coursework
FREN 3030FRENCH CONVERSATION3
FREN 3040FRENCH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION3
FREN 3060READINGS IN FRENCH3
FREN 4040ADVANCED FRENCH COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS 13
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following three tracks, with a minimum of 3 credits in each of the tracks: 218
Track 1: Literature and Film
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE II
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE II
CONTEMPORARY FRENCH NOVEL
FRENCH THEATER OF THE 17TH TO 19TH CENTURIES
CONTEMPORARY FRENCH DRAMA
MODERN FRENCH WOMEN AUTHORS
PRO-SEMINAR: LITERATURE AND/OR FILM
Track 2: Culture and Society
FRENCH CIVILIZATION
ADVANCED FRENCH CONVERSATION
SEMINAR IN THE CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF QUEBEC
PRO-SEMINAR: CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Track 3: Linguistics and Language for the Professions
SPECIAL TOPICS IN FRENCH
TRADUCTION LITTERAIRE
BUSINESS FRENCH
THE STRUCTURE OF FRENCH
PRO-SEMINAR: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE FOR THE PROFESSIONS
Total Credits30
Native speakers of French should see a departmental advisor regarding major requirements.
 

Concentration in German

Required Coursework
GERM 3030GERMAN CONVERSATION3
GERM 3040GERMAN GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION3
GERM 3060READINGS IN GERMAN3
GERM 4040ADVANCED GERMAN COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS 13
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following three tracks, with a minimum of 3 credits in each of the tracks: 218
Track 1: Literature and Film
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN FILM
PRO-SEMINAR: LITERATURE AND/OR FILM
Track 2: Culture and Society
CONTEMPORARY CULTURE IN GERMAN SPEAKING COUNTRIES
GERMAN HISTORY FROM THE BEGINNINGS UNTIL THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD
GERMAN HISTORY FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE PRESENT
ADVANCED GERMAN CONVERSATION
PRO-SEMINAR: SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Track 3: Linguistics and Language for the professions
GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONAL LIFE
TRANSLATING GERMAN
THE STRUCTURE OF GERMAN
PRO-SEMINAR: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE FOR THE PROFESSIONS
Total Credits30

Native speakers of German should speak with a departmental advisor regarding major requirements.

Concentration in Spanish

Required Coursework
SPAN 3030SPANISH CONVERSATION3
or SPAN 3010 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
SPAN 3040SPANISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION3
or SPAN 3020 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II
SPAN 3060READINGS IN SPANISH3
SPAN 4040ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS 13
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following three tracks, with a minimum of 3 credits in each of the tracks: 218
Track 1: Literature and Film
SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE I
SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE II
SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE I
SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE II
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY
LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORY
INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY CRITICISM
PRO-SEMINAR: LITERATURE AND/OR FILM
Track 2: Culture and Society
SPANISH CIVILIZATION
LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION
ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
PRO-SEMINAR: CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Track 3: Linguistics and Language for the professions
SPANISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
BUSINESS SPANISH
INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH
INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH
PRO-SEMINAR: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE FOR THE PROFESSIONS
Total Credits30

Native speakers of Spanish should speak with a departmental advisor regarding major requirements.