The Foreign Languages Program provides students with a background useful in such fields as English, linguistics, philosophy, history, political science, management science, and international studies and trade. The program offers courses in French, German, and Spanish. Satisfactory completion of these courses at the appropriate level should enable students to 1) pass the language requirements for graduate work, 2) read the literature that is required for research in the sciences, and 3) communicate on a practical level while traveling or while working in nursing, social work, criminology counseling, or education. Languages for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Every candidate for the B.A. degree is required to complete the intermediate level courses of one foreign language. It is strongly recommended that students who wish to take the courses in a foreign language required for the B.A. degree begin their language work not later than the beginning of their sophomore year so that they may complete the requirement before graduation and have the opportunity to take advanced foreign language courses if they so desire. Advanced Placement and Sequence of Courses Students may be granted advanced placement on the basis of previous academic work in foreign languages. Appropriate standing is granted for foreign language courses studied in high school. Except for those students who gain advanced placement, all students must begin their language coursework with the 101 course and continue sequentially through 102, 201, and Students may not take for credit a foreign language course at a lower level than a course in the same language for which they have already received college credit. Students who wish to take foreign languages are requested to consult with the appropriate foreign language faculty when registering for foreign language courses.