Department of Foreign Languages

The Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language & Culture: Second Language and Culture

The curriculum in Concentration I mirrors the course of study in the student's primary language and thus reinforces and complements the primary curriculum. Students who have a strong commitment to and aptitude for foreign language and culture study should select this concentration. Also, students who seek advanced academic degrees should choose this concentration, as many graduate programs require at least reading knowledge in two foreign languages. International students and heritage speakers are also encouraged to select this concentration. These graduates will have job opportunities in the tourism and travel industry as well as in businesses and government agencies that require proficiency in more than one foreign language.

Select a primary language:


Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

Based on primary language from above (Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish).

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • *CHNSFRENGRMNITALSPAN 2001
    Intermediate *ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish Language and Culture I
    3
  • *CHNSFRENGRMNITALSPAN 2002
    Intermediate *ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish Language and Culture II
    3
  • FL 2209
    World Languages and Cultures
    3

Select from the three courses listed below (1002, 2001, 2002). The language chosen must be different from the primary language selected above.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CHNS 1002-or-
    FREN 1002
    -or-
    GRMN 1002
    -or-
    ITAL 1002
    -or-
    PORT 1002

    -or-
    SPAN 1002
    Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture II

    Introduction to French Language and Culture II

    Introduction to German Language and Culture II

    Introduction to Italian Language and Culture II

    Introduction to Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II
    Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II
    3
  • CHNS 2001-or-
    FREN 2001
    -or-
    GRMN 2001
    -or-
    ITAL 2001
    -or-
    PORT 2001

    -or-
    SPAN 2001
    Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture I

    Intermediate French Language and Culture I

    Intermediate German Language and Culture I

    Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I

    Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures I
    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I
    3
  • CHNS 2002-or-
    FREN 2002
    -or-
    GRMN 2002
    -or-
    ITAL 2002
    -or-
    PORT 2002

    -or-
    SPAN 2002
    Intermediate Chinese Language and Culture II

    Intermediate French Language and Culture II

    Intermediate German Language and Culture II

    Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II

    Intermediate Portuguese Language and Lusophone Cultures II
    Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II
    3

Upper Division Required Core Courses - 30 Credit Hours

Based on your primary language from above (Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish).

To see the Upper Division Required Core Courses, please select a primary language from above.

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • CHNS 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • CHNS 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • CHNS 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • CHNS 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • CHNS 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • CHNS 3398
    -or-
    CHNS 3390
    Internship (completed in Chinese)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in Chinese
    3
  • CHNS 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • CHNS 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • CHNS 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • CHNS 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FREN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • FREN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • FREN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • FREN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • FREN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • FREN 3398
    -or-
    FREN 3390
    Internship (completed in French)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in French
    3
  • FREN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • FREN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • FREN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • FREN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • GRMN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • GRMN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • GRMN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • GRMN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • GRMN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • GRMN 3398
    -or-
    GRMN 3390
    Internship (completed in German)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in German
    3
  • GRMN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • GRMN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • GRMN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • GRMN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ITAL 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • ITAL 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • ITAL 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • ITAL 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • ITAL 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • ITAL 3390
    -or-
    ITAL 3398
    Upper-division Study Abroad in Italian

    Internship
    3
  • ITAL 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • ITAL 4434
    Topics in Language Literature and Culture
    3
  • ITAL 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • ITAL 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • SPAN 3200
    Critical Reading and Applied Writing
    3
  • SPAN 3302
    Practical Conversation
    3
  • SPAN 3303
    Grammar and Composition
    3
  • SPAN 3304
    Literature and Culture I
    3
  • SPAN 3305
    Literature and Culture II
    3
  • SPAN 3398
    -or-
    SPAN 3390
    Internship (completed in Spanish)

    Upper-division Study Abroad in Spanish
    3
  • SPAN 4402
    Contemporary Culture
    3
  • SPAN 4434
    Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture
    3
  • SPAN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • SPAN 4499
    Senior Seminar
    3

Other Requirements - 9 Credit Hours

Select three 3000 level courses (or higher) within your second language (*ChineseFrenchGermanItalianSpanish)

Related Studies - 9 Credit Hours

Nine hours of upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor. Lower division courses or additional internship or study abroad hours may also be approved when appropriate.

Free Elective - 12 Credit Hours

Any courses in the university curriculum.


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)