Undergraduate Programs | World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Undergraduate Programs

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

Majors

B.A. with a major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

Minors

Students may pursue minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish.

A minor in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Latin, or Russian consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours in the selected language, including 6 advanced hours. A minor in French consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in French, including 9 advanced hours, 3 of which must be at the 4000 level. A minor in German or Spanish consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in the selected language, including 9 advanced hours. A minor in Japanese consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in Japanese, including JAPN 3020 and JAPN 3030. Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to LANG 1010-2050. A minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the minor.

Teacher Certification

FREN/GERM/SPAN 4150 Foreign Language Instruction and Assessment is required for students admitted by the College of Education to the Teacher Certification program for French, German, or Spanish. This course is recommended for any students considering teaching as a career option even if they are not currently in the Teacher Certification program. For additional details, download this overview of teacher certification.

Professional French Certificate

This undergraduate academic certificate requires 12 hours of advanced French, including:

Two courses in professional French chosen from:

  • FREN 4080 - Business French
  • FREN 4090 - French for Tourism
  • FREN 4400 - French Linguistics and Translation
  • Two other French courses at the 3000 or 4000 level

Notify the academic advisor of your major once you have completed the coursework, so they can list the certificate on your transcript.

Certificate in Professional Spanish

This undergraduate academic certificate requires 12 hours of advanced Spanish, including:

Two courses in professional Spanish chosen from:

  • SPAN 3510 - Spanish for Law Enforcement
  • SPAN 3520 - Spanish for Social Services
  • SPAN 3530 - Spanish for Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • SPAN 3540 - Spanish for Travel and Tourism
  • SPAN 3550 - Spanish for the Medical Professions I
  • SPAN 3560 - Spanish for the Medical Professions II
  • SPAN 3570 - Spanish in the Bilingual Classroom
  • SPAN 4040 - Spanish Writing for the Mass Media Professions
  • SPAN 4080 - Business Spanish
  • Two other Spanish courses at the 3000 or 4000 level

Notify the academic advisor of your major once you have completed the coursework, so they can list the certificate on your transcript.

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