BA Major in Foreign Languages

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages

Students will choose a Primary Language from French, German, or Spanish

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Finite Mathematics (OR higher)
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements for Primary Language selected
FR 101Introductory French3
or GR 101 Introductory German
or SP 101 Introductory Spanish
FR 102Introductory French3
or GR 102 Introductory German
or SP 102 Introductory Spanish
FR 201Intermediate French3
or GR 201 Intermediate German
or SP 201 Intermediate Spanish
FR 202Intermediate French3
or GR 202 Intermediate German
or SP 202 Intermediate Spanish
FL 495Senior Thesis 20
FL 498Senior Seminar1
Major Core Electives
Choose 6 hours from the following OR 3 hours from the following and 3 hours from a non-primary language6
Introduction to Language
Introduction to Global Studies
Honors Introduction to Global Studies
Global Perspectives through Study Abroad
Introduction to Latin American Studies
Introduction to Latin American Studies (Honors)
Culture through Cinema
Cross-Cultural Interaction
Special Topics in International Studies
Non-primary language courses:
Elementary Arabic I
Elementary Chinese I
Introductory French (cannot be used if French is the primary language selected)
Introductory German (cannot be used if German is the primary language selected)
Elementary Italian I
Elementary Japanese I
Introductory Korean
Elementary Portuguese I
Elementary Russian I
Introductory Spanish (cannot be used if Spanish is the primary language selected)
Elementary Swahili I
Elementary Turkish I
Major Concentration Requirements - select one of the following:21-27
A minor is not required for this major
A minor is required in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Management, or Marketing
A second major is required in consultation with the department
General Electives
General Elective hours, if required, to bring the total to 120
Total Hours120

Concentration Options

Foreign Languages Concentration

Select 27 hours from 300 or 400-level courses in the Primary Language selected27
Total Hours27

Foreign Languages for Commerce Concentration

Concentration Requirements for Primary Language Selected
FR 353Commercial French3
or GR 353 Commercial German
or SP 353 Spanish Writing for Business
FR 403WAdvanced Commercial French3
or GR 403W Advanced Commercial German
or SP 403W Advanced Spanish for Business
Select 6 hours from 300- level courses in the primary language selected6
Select 9 hours from 400- level courses in the primary language selected9
A minor is required in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Management, or Marketing
Total Hours21

Foreign Languages, Professional Concentration

Select 9 hours from 300- level courses in the primary language selected9
Select 12 hours from 400- level courses in the primary language selected12
A second major is required in consultation with the department
Total Hours21