Program Requirements

Requirements for the Modern Language Major (French or Spanish)

LLIT 107D CC Introduction to World Mythologies (3)
LFRN or LSPN 200D* (3)
LFRN or LSPN 201D* (3)
LFRN or LSPN 202D* (3)
Six upper-level LFRN or LSPN courses.*
For French majors, four of the upper-level courses must be at the 300 level and one of the upper-level courses must be at the 400 level.
For Spanish majors, three of the upper-level courses must be at the 300 level and two of the upper-level courses must be at the 400 level.
One course in another foreign language, comparative grammar, linguistics, critical theory, LLIT 400 (3)
Full Semester Abroad
Total (33)

*Alternates (such as transfer credit or foreign study) require prior written departmental approval. Students may receive up to 9 credits toward the major for courses taken on a full semester foreign language-based study abroad program, but no more than 6 credits at the 300-or-400 level.

To double-major in a second modern language, all courses in the second language (including 100 level) count toward the second 24 language credits.

For students majoring in modern languages, all courses required for the major and all the electives that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements for Students Seeking Adolescence Teaching Certification in French or Spanish

Students seeking adolescence teaching certification in French or Spanish dual major in inclusive adolescence education and either French or Spanish and receive a Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to the requirements for the language major, students pursuing adolescence teaching certification must also complete:

  • Inclusive adolescence education major (46)
    The major includes education courses, field experiences, student teaching and courses for certification in students with disabilities (7-12) and middle school extension in the content area (5–6). See Inclusive Adolescence Education for details.
  • The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in French or Spanish, obtaining a minimum of "Advanced Low" in order to meet graduation requirements for the dual major.

Note: As early as possible, students should consult with an education advisor to set up a program leading to certification.

Modern Languages and Cultures

For More Information

Marc Papé
Department Chair
(585) 899-3873

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