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Global Language Studies Majors & Minors

Global Language Studies

Course Catalog

Requirements for a major

Romance Languages

Total courses required Eleven
Core courses Students must meet the requirements for a major in either French or Spanish and take at least three courses at the 300-level or above in another Romance language (French, Italian or Spanish) or two courses at the 300-level or above in another Romance language plus one course at any level with an ML prefix on a topic related to the secondary language.
Other required courses
Number 300 and 400 level courses Eight
Senior requirement and capstone experience The senior requirement consists of the completion of either FREN 420 or SPAN 456 (depending on the primary language studied) with a grade of C or better.
Writing in the Major In order to satisfy the Writing in the Major requirement for Romance Languages when the primary language studied is Spanish, students must complete Spanish 430: Advanced Composition in addition to the senior seminar (Spanish 456). In order to satisfy this requirement for Romance Languages when the primary language studied is French, students must complete French 413: Advanced French Stylistics in addition to the senior seminar (French 420). In all these courses, students will have a variety of writing assignments and opportunities to revise and reflect on their writing. Upon completion of the major, students should be able to write in Spanish or French clearly and elegantly for a wide range of audiences and in varied contexts, from informal correspondence through professional and academic discourse.