Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

World Languages Major, B.A. Option I


Department of World Languages  

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences  

  Available Program Format(s): In-Person  

About the Program


The Bachelor of Arts in World Languages degree may be completed by selecting either Option I or Option II. Option I is a single-language option in either French or Spanish. Option II is a dual-language option with primary language either French or Spanish, and a choice of secondary language (French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish). Students are advised 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 World Languages. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 

World Languages, B.A. Option I requires a minimum of 42 hours in one of two following languages: French or Spanish. Students pursuing this option for the degree in World Languages need a minor. 

For the language emphasized, either French or Spanish, students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of coursework at the 2000-level and above, including a three (3) credit hour Senior Experience after the core curriculum of lower-division language classes. No more than 12 hours may be taken at the 2000 level.

Student Outcomes


By the end of their studies, students earning a B.A. in Worldlanguages will have at least working fluency in their primary language and will be able to:

  • Handle both routine and unfamiliar situations in both formal and informal settings.  
  • Adjust responses in the target language to respond to a unique circumstance or question.  
  • Make specific recommendations or suggestions and give detailed explanations and precise descriptions.  
  • Resolve problems or justify an opinion, argument, policy or procedure.  
  • Communicate with high enough accuracy to be understood by any speaker of the language.

General Degree Requirements


To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the four areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements. 

Program Requirements


  • A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation. 
  • A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. 
  • A minor IS required for this program. 

General Studies Requirements: 33 credits


Students should consult the General Studies Requirements  for a list of courses that fulfill the General Studies Requirements for degree completion.  

 

** Students will fulfill the global diversity requirement by taking an approved course within one of the following categories: arts and humanities; historical; natural and physical sciences; or social and behavioral sciences. 

Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Requirement: 0 or 3 credits


  • Students should consult the Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Graduation Requirement  for a list of courses that fulfill the ESSJ Requirement for degree completion.  
  • Many programs include courses that meet this requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to determine what program courses may fulfill this requirement. 

Option I: French Concentration


Advanced Language courses: 12 credits


Culture and Literature courses: 18 credits


Culture courses: 6 credits (choose 2 out of 3 classes)


Choose 2 out of 3 classes

Required Literature courses: 6 credits


Senior Experience: 3 credits


Select one of the two listed courses. Note that the credits for Senior Experience requirement are counted in the major.

Summary of Requirements


General Studies Requirements 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
French Concentration Courses 42 credits
Senior Experience counted in major
Minor and Unrestricted Electives 42-45 credits
Total for the World Languages Major, B.A. Option I: French 120 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree. 

Option I: Spanish Concentration:


Advanced Language courses: 12 credits


Advanced Language at the 3000 level: 6 credits


Culture and Literature courses: 15 credits


Senior Experience: 3 credits


Choose one course:

Summary of Requirements


General Studies Requirements 33 credits
ESSJ Requirement 0-3 credits
Spanish Concentration Courses 39 credits
Senior Experience 3 credits
Minor and Unrestricted Electives 42-45 credits
Total for the World Languages Major, B.A. Option I: Spanish 120 credits

Required courses for the major may also count for General Studies and ESSJ requirements, so the total credits listed may be greater than the number required to complete the degree. Therefore, it is important that you work with your advisor to make sure you are meeting requirements for your degree. 

World Languages Major with K-12 Licensure


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

World Languages Major, B.A. with K-12 World Languages Teacher Licensure Concentration