Jun 18, 2024  
UOFM 2022-2023 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
UOFM 2022-2023 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Languages and Literatures, (B.A.)


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Program objectives for a B.A. in World Languages and Literatures are: (a) have functional control of the appropriate fundamental language skills for the principal language of the major. For modern languages, these include speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For ancient languages, these include reading, reciting in a standard scholarly reconstructed pronunciation, and the ability to analyze grammatical structures in detail; (b) be able to describe and critically evaluate the cultural assumptions and points of view of the targeted culture(s) of their principal language of concentration; (c) Be able to describe and appreciate the interplay of literature, language, history, and culture in the principal language of concentration.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (6-9 hours)


The College and Bachelor of Arts  requirements are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements and are listed above.

The Major (24-33 hours)


Successful completion of one of the following concentrations:

  1. A single-language concentration in French, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, or *Spanish: 24 upper division semester hours.
  2. A two-language concentration chosen from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish: 27 upper division semester hours with a minimum of 9 semester hours in each language.
  3. A three-language concentration chosen from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish: All three language concentrations require prior consultation with the approval of the department chair. Plans will normally include at least 33 upper division semester hours to include at least 12 semester hours in each of two languages plus approved course work in a third language.

* Students with a single-language concentration in Spanish must take 

Electives


Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program in World Languages


This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in Romance Languages (with a French or Spanish concentration) during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the department.

Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.A. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.A.

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters to the chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures. Each applicant will complete an interview with the appropriate graduate coordinator (in either French or Spanish).

Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the accelerated B.A./M.A. program, which allows them to take graduate courses. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Romance Languages M.A. program.

Only in ABM programs, up to 12 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

Typical 4-Year French Concentration Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 30-31 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals 32 hrs


Junior Year


  • History (3) *
  • Fine Arts (3) *
  • Elective (3)
  • UD FREN (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • History (3) *
  • Elective (3)
  • UD FREN (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Semester Totals 30 hrs


Senior Year


  • UD FREN (3)
  • UD FREN (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • UD FREN (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • Elective (4)

Semester Totals 28 hrs


Total Hours: 120-121


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

Typical 4-Year Spanish Concentration Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 30-31 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals 32 hrs


Junior Year


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Senior Year


Semester Totals 28 hrs


Total Hours: 120-121


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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