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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages, B.A. Option II

The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages may be completed by selecting either Option I or Option II. Students are placed through advising into intermediate and advanced classes in each language on the basis of individual background and need. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

The Modern Languages Major Option II requires a minimum of 60 semester hours in a combination of two modern languages: French-German, French-Spanish, French-Italian, German-Spanish, German-French, German-Italian, Spanish-French, Spanish-German, Spanish-Italian. (The first language is the primary one requiring 42 semester hours, and the secondary language requires 18 semester hours.) Students pursuing this option for the degree of Modern Languages do not need a minor.

For the primary language emphasized, either French, German or Spanish, students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of coursework at the 2000-level or above. No more than 12 semester hours may be taken at the 2000 level. To complete the 60-semester-hour requirement, students must take at least 18 semester hours at the 2000-level or above in a second language. The minimum 18 semester hours in each of the second languages must be taken as follows:







The courses required to complete the remaining 60 semester hours must be taken with departmental approval.

Students preparing for teacher licensure may include the three (3) credits of MDL 4960 Teaching Foreign Languages in K-12 in the 42 semester hours if they so desire.

Modern Languages Major, Option II with K-12 Licensure

Please review the K-12 Foreign Language Licensure section of the Catalog for details on this teacher preparation program.

Modern Language Major with K-12 Foreign Language Licensure

Degree-seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Foreign Language must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Modem Languages. Candidates must complete 42 credit hours in their language concentration (French, German, or Spanish) or an extended major that requires an additional 18 credit hours at the 2000-level or above in a different secondary language for a total of 60 credit hours. The curriculum focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Foreign Languages and prepares licensure candidates to pass the required content test. Students completing the K-12 licensure coursework are not required to have a minor.

Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting during the semester prior to the first semester of education course work. Application Meetings are scheduled by the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Methods coursework can be taken and provisional admission must be obtained before any field experience placement will be made.

For information regarding the licensure sequence, please consult the Secondary Education Licensure portion of this catalog: K-12 Foreign Language Licensure  

Modern Language Sequence Options


French Concentration Total: 43

General Studies Total: 27

Licensure Total: 37-38

Unrestricted Electives: 18

Grand Total: 125-126

2. French Concentration with K-12 Licensure and a Second Language of Spanish or German

Students must take the French concentration courses and select either Spanish or German for a second language.


Major Total (includes French and either Spanish or German): 61
General Studies Total: 27
Licensure Total: 37-38
Grand Total: 125-126


Spanish Concentration Total 43
General Studies Total 27
Licensure Total 37-38
Unrestricted Electives 18
Grand Total 125-126

4. Spanish Concentration with K-12 Licensure and Second Language of French or German

Students must take the Spanish Concentration courses and either French or German for a second language.


Major Total (includes Spanish and either French or German) 61
General Studies Total 27
Licensure Total 37-38
Grand Total 125-126