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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Modern Language Studies

The BA with a major in modern language studies requires 30 semester hours in a combination of modern language courses and area studies courses. Each student forms a program of study in consultation with a faculty adviser in the Department of Modern Language Studies. Students may concentrate in German or French.

Degree Requirements

To earn a major in modern language studies, students must complete a total of 30 hours in language courses and interdisciplinary courses from other departments. Requirements include:

  • 15-21 hours in their language of specialization (French or German) at the 20000 level or above. 
  • 9-15 hours of courses that are thematically related to their language of specialization. Choose courses from the lists below. Courses must come from a minimum of two (2) other departments.
  • COMM 30253: Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 30453: Economics of the European Union
  • GEOG 30533: Geography of Western Europe
  • HIST 10213: The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789
  • HIST 10223: Modernization and its Discontents: Europe 1789 to the Present
  • HIST 20213: The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789 (Honors)
  • HIST 30203: The Renaissance
  • HIST 30253: Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 30303: The Age of Great Transformation: Europe 1815-1870
  • HIST 30363: Modern Germany: 1815 to the Present
  • HIST 30323: Peace or Pause? Europe 1919-1945
  • HIST 30333: A Whole New World: Europe since 1845
  • HIST 30970: Topical Studies in History 
  • MOLA 30023: Introduction to Linguistics
  • PHIL 40223: HIstory of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 40233: HIstory of Continental Philosophy in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • PHIL 30373: Existential Philosophy
  • POSC 33XX3: Any course in International Politics
  • POSC 35XX3: Any course in Comparative Politics
  • RELI 30333: Christian Tradition: Reformation to Modernity
  • RELI 40700: Religion in Geographical Context
  • ARHI 10043: Introduction to Art History
  • ARHI 20103: 17th and 18th Century European Art
  • ARHI 20603: Art History on Site
  • ARHI 30193: Northern Renaissance Painting: Van Eyck - Bruegel
  • ARHI 30333: Modern Art I: Art in the Age of Revolution 
  • ANTH 20643: Language and Culture
  • MUSI 10053: Survey of Music
  • MUSI 10063: World Music 
  • MUSI 20613: History of Western Music I
  • MUSI 30613: History of Western Music II
  • MUSI 30623: History of Western Music III
  • MUSI 50413: Survey of Opera Literature
  • MUSI 50473: Survey of Song Literature
  • THEA 31103: Theatre History I
  • THEA 31113: Theatre History II 
  • COMM 30253: Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 30453: Economics of the European Union
  • GEOG 10003: World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 30533: Geography of Western Europe
  • HIST 10213: The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789
  • HIST 10223: Modernization and its Discontents: Europe 1789 to the Present
  • HIST 10813: Introduction to the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 20213: The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789 (Honors)
  • HIST 30203: The Renaissance
  • HIST 30253: Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 30303: The Age of Great Transformation: Europe 1815-1870
  • HIST 30323: Peace or Pause? Europe 1919-1945
  • HIST 30333: A Whole New World: Europe since 1845
  • HIST 30343: The French Revolution: from Subjects to Citizens
  • HIST 30373: European Thought and Culture, 1800 to the Present
  • HIST 30623: History of Science 
  • HIST 30970: Topical Studies in History 
  • HNRS 20213: Language, Communication and Cultural Identity
  • MOLA 30023: Introduction to Linguistics
  • PHIL 40223: HIstory of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 40233: HIstory of Continental Philosophy in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • PHIL 30373: Existential Philosophy
  • POSC 33XX3: Any course in International Politics
  • POSC 35XX3: Any course in Comparative Politics
  • RELI 30333: Christian Tradition: Reformation to Modernity
  • RELI 40700: Religion in Geographical Context
  • ARHI 10043: Introduction to Art History
  • ARHI 20103: 17th and 18th Century European Art
  • ARHI 20603: Art History on Site
  • ARHI 30343: Modern Art II: Modernism in an Age of Change
  • ARHI 30333: Modern Art I: Art in the Age of Revolution 
  • ARHI 30353: Picasso: Artist of the Century 
  • ANTH 20643: Language and Culture
  • MUSI 10053: Survey of Music
  • MUSI 10063: World Music 
  • MUSI 20613: History of Western Music I
  • MUSI 30613: History of Western Music II
  • MUSI 30623: History of Western Music III
  • MUSI 50413: Survey of Opera Literature
  • MUSI 50473: Survey of Song Literature
  • THEA 31103: Theatre History I
  • THEA 31113: Theatre History II 

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Minor in Chinese

The minor in Chinese requires a minimum of 18 credit hours, including at least four language courses and one Chinese-related content course. At least two 30000-level courses are required, one of which must be a language course.

A maximum of 6 credit hours transferred from study abroad programs may count toward the minor.

A maximum of 3 credit hours offered outside of the Chinese program may count toward the minor.

 

Minor in French

The French minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours, exclusive of courses on the 10000 level, and including at least one 40000-level course.

 

Minor in German

The German minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours, exclusive of courses on the 10000 level. GRMN 30053-30063 are prerequisites to all higher-numbered courses. All courses in the language sequence except GRMN 10153 require as prerequisite either satisfactory completion of the previous semester or the appropriate score on the CLEP Test, AP exam, G-CAPE placement test, or permission. Only one German course taught in English (for example, GRMN 20973 Honors: The Afterlife of the Classical Greek Tradition) may be counted toward the minor.

 

Minor in Italian 

A minimum of 18 semester hours in Italian, exclusive of courses on the 10000 level. No more than one Italian course taught in English may be counted toward the minor. A maximum of nine credit hours transferred from study abroad programs may be counted toward the minor.