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Modern Languages Minor

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The Modern Language Minor seeks to help prepare students to live in a complex, technological, and diverse world by introducing them to varying perspectives offered by a study of two languages/cultures from the following: Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American cultures; French language and French/Francophone cultures; German language and Germanophone cultures. Through these perspectives, sociological and personal barriers may be broken down, and the possibilities as well as the paradoxes of human existence may be better understood.

The primary objectives of the Modern Languages Minor include the following:

  1. To encourage students to think critically and to communicate their thoughts effectively by helping them develop the skills necessary to understand and utilize the Spanish, French, and German languages;
  2. To contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by exposing them to the diversity and richness of Spanish and Latin American literatures, French and Francophone literatures, and German and Germanophone literatures;
  3. To prepare Modern Language minors to become reflective problem solvers in a country as ethnically diverse as ours;
  4. To provide students, particularly Modern Language minors, with a broad background which will enable them to pursue graduate study; and
  5. To give Modern Language minors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of literature that will enable them to pursue any vocation and function in a diverse and global work world.

Curriculum for a Minor in Modern Languages

Total hours required, 18 hours:

Electives, 3 Hours:

  • Complete any upper-division (300- or 400-level) course in French, German, or Spanish (3cr).

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