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  • MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES


The Department of Modern Foreign Languages offers teaching specializations in French and Spanish from pre-kindergaraten to adult levels, as well as minors in those languages.  Lower-level language and culture courses fulfill general education international perspectives requirements.

French and Spanish courses and activities provide opportunities to learn about world cultures, develope communication skills, perceive connections among disciplines, compare institutions and languages, analyze literary texts, utilize technology, and recognize the role of culture in shaping identities.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program designed to prepare students for the multicultural global village in which we live.  In a modern world of increasing interdependence and rapid change, the need is critical.  Knowledge of the world broadens the mind, challenges prior biases and limitations, and fosters an appreciation of diverse societies and cultures.

The interdisciplinary degree consists of three concentration areas:  International Relations, International Business and Foreign Language.  Students in each concentration will follow General Education (50-52 hrs) and Core Requirements (36 hrs) and will be required to participate in a Study Abroad experience.

Students who fulfill the requirements of the International Relations or International Business concentration areas will also earn a minor in either Spanish or French, as thes concentrations require a minimum 15 credit hours of one of the two aforementioned languages.  Students in the Foreign Language concentration will be required to take additional classes in one of the following areas.  This will result in a minor in one of the selected areas:

Accounting                18 hrs
Finance                     18 hrs
Management              18 hrs
Political Science        18 hrs


Graduates of the International Studies program will be able to:
 

  • Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the traditions, values, aspiratons and concerns of people throughout  the world.
  • Demonstrate competency in a world language (Spanish or French) that will broaden communication capaabilities and offer insight into other cultures attainable only through the study of a language.
  • Provide a foundation for careers in government, non-governmental organizations and businesses with international interest and programs.


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BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
120-127 hours required for graduation according to the area of concentration.  For more information on options B, C, and D, please see the Business and Business and Social Sciences bulletin.

GENERAL EDUCATION 51-53 HOURS

MAJOR 33-36 HOURS

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION (SELECT ONE)
Option A - Foreign Language
Spanish or French: (Spanish) SPAN 101,102, 201, 202, 305, 306, 307, 311, 312, 401, and 402. Optional SPAN 303 or 399;
(French) FREN 101, 102, 201, 202, 305, 306, 307, 311, 312, 401, and 402. Optional: FREN 399.

Option B - International Business
BA 209; ECON 201, 202; BA 215, 216, 301, 313; ECON 410; BA 465, 416, 305,310

Option C - International Relations
Required: POSC 100, 101, 210. Select 24 hours from the following: POSC 302, 304, 410,415; HIST 403, 404; MS 399; POSC 311; PSYC 200;POSC 402; HIST 444-31; SPAN 205; FREN 205; SOC 305; HIST 421; CJ 370; SOC 270; SOCW 207; POSC 399.

Option D - Africana Studies
Required: INTS 250;BSS101; HIST 311, 444; SOC 270, 311, 312, 420.  Select 18 hours from the following (2 courses must be 300-400 level); ART 202; BA 115, 416, 425, 460, 465; ECON 201/301, 202/302, 310, 404, 406, 410, 330; ENGL 339, 337, 338, 340; GEOG 201, 306; HIST 301, 313, 312, 316, 317, 318, 403/404, 444-30; POSC 210, 302, 401/402, 410, 420; SOC 201, 208, 212, 305, 406; SWK 200,205.

COGNATES - 21 HOURS
All concentrations: INTS 210 and Span/Fren 201+

All concentrations select 9 hours from the following: ENGL 350 or 351; PHIL 308; POSC 210 or 304; GEOG 201; HHP 310; SOC 305; ART 202; POSC 302; HIST 403, 404; SOC 270; SOCW 202; SPAN 205; FREN 205; SPAN/FREN 300-400; International Experience Abroad

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MINORS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(These minors are designed for non-bisiness majors.)

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ACCOUNTING - 18 HOURS
BA 210, 215, 216, 308, 314, 414

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATON - FINANCE - 18 HOURS
BA 209, 210, 215, 216, 313, 414

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MANAGEMENT - 18 HOURS
BA 210, 215, 301, 305, 310, 320

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MARKETING - 15 HOURS
BA 210, 301, 305, 335, 405

Note: Some of these courses require MATH 101, ECON 201, and ECON 202 as prerequisite.

MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE - 15 CREDIT HOURS
POSC 100; 101; 204 or 210; and six hours from any 300 or 400 level political science course.

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MINORS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES - 18 HOURS

Core courses: INTS 210 Introduction to International Studies; three credit hours in a language at the 300 level, or foreign language proficiency as tested by the Modern Foreign Language Department.  Electives: nine credit hours from the following list of courses approved for the minor (this list may be expanded);

ART 202, 317, 320, 350; BA 460; COMM 446; ECON 310, 406, 410; ENGL 340, 350, 351, 440; FREN 205, 443, 444-26; HIST 421, 304, 444-31; PHIL 308; POSC 210, 302, 304, 410, 415; SOC 305, 445; SPAN 205

SELECT A OR B
A. Field Study with and international agency in the U.S. or abroad for 3 hours

B. Special topics course for 3 hours. In addition, study abroad for 1-6 credit hours, internship or field study with an international agency in the U.S. or for 3 credit hours, and appropriate special topics corses may be used as electives if approved by the International Studies Minor Committee.


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SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE — FRENCH OR SPANISH SPECIALIZATION, PRE-KINDERGARTEN - ADULT EDUCATION
 

          FRESHMAN YEAR - 1st Semester

  • ARH 101..................................................1
  • ENGL 101................................................3
  • EDUC 200................................................3
  • G ED Soc. Struct......................................3
  • MATH 111................................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 101.................................. 3

          SEMESTER TOTAL..................................16

          FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • ENGL 102................................................3
  • EDUC 201................................................3
  • G ED Fine Arts.........................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 102..................................3
  • PHYS 101 or 103..................................... 3
  • HHP 122 or 157........................................2

          SEMESTER TOTAL.................................17

          SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st Semester

  • EDUC 202................................................3
  • ENGL 201 ...............................................3
  • BIOL 101..................................................4
  • FREN or SPAN 201..................................3
  • G ED 100 ................................................3        

          SEMESTER TOTAL.................................16

          SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • EDUC 316................................................3
  • HIST 207 or 208........................................3
  • ENGL 150................................................3
  • G ED Fine Arts.........................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 202..................................3
  • Elective....................................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL.................................18

          JUNIOR YEAR - 1st Semester

  • EDUC 300................................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 305................................. 3
  • FREN or SPAN 306................................. 3
  • HIST 201..................................................3
  • Elective....................................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL.................................15

          JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • EDUC 319................................................3
  • EDUC 327................................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 307..................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 312.................................3
  • G ED 200................................................3
  • Elective...................................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL................................18

          SENIOR YEAR - 1st Semester

  • FREN or SPAN 311.................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 401.................................3
  • FREN or SPAN 407.................................3
  • EDUC 331..............................................3
  • EDUC 426..............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL...............................15

          SENIOR YEAR - 2nd Semester

  • Student Teaching....................................15
  • FREN or SPAN 402.................................3 
  • PLUS Electives needed to complete graduation

          SEMESTER TOTAL................................18+      



SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE, FRENCH OR SPANISH INTERNATIONAL STUDIES:FOREIGN LANGUAGE CONCENTRATION 

          FRESHMAN YEAR - 1st semester

  • ENGL 101...............................................3
  • G ED 100................................................3
  • G ED Fine Arts........................................3
  • COMM 100..............................................3
  • SPAN or FREN 101..................................3
  • ARH 101..................................................1

          SEMESTER TOTAL.................................16

          FRESHMAN YEAR - 2nd semester
 

  • ENGL 102................................................3
  • MATH 111................................................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci. ......................................3-4
  • G ED Fine Arts.........................................3
  • SPAN or FREN 102...................................3
  • HHP 122 or 157.........................................2

          SEMESTER TOTAL.............................17-18

          SOPHOMORE YEAR - 1st semester

  • SPAN or FREN 201....................................3
  • G ED AM.,Trad...........................................3
  • G ED 200...................................................3
  • Free Elective...............................................3
  • Elective towards Minor*................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL....................................15

          SOPHOMORE YEAR - 2nd semester

  • SPAN or FREN 202.....................................3
  • Free Elective...............................................3
  • ENGL 150...................................................3
  • HIST 201 or 202...........................................3
  • Elective towards Minor*................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL....................................15

          JUNIOR YEAR - 1st semester

  • Elective towards Minor*............................... 3
  • SPAN or FREN 305.................................... 3
  • SPAN or FREN 311.....................................3
  • GED Social Structure..................................3
  • Study Abroad...........................................3-6

          SEMESTER TOTAL...............................15-18

          JUNIOR YEAR - 2nd semester

  • INTS 210.................................................3
  • SPAN or FREN 306..................................3
  • SPAN or FREN 312..................................3
  • G ED Nat. Sci. .....................................3-4
  • Elective towards Minor*.............................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL............................15-16

          SENIOR YEAR - 1st semester

  • SPAN or FREN 401..................................3
  • Cognate...................................................3
  • Cognate...................................................3
  • Elective towards Minor*.............................3
  • Free Elective............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL.................................15

          SENIOR YEAR - 2nd semester

  • SPAN or FREN 402..................................3
  • Cognate...................................................3
  • Free Elective............................................3
  • Free Elective............................................3
  • Free Elective............................................3

          SEMESTER TOTAL................................18+


 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES FACULTY

     1.  Dr. Miguel Zapata
     2.  Rebecca Conner
     3.  Mary Frye
     4.  Dr. James Natsis

 

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