Concentration - Foreign Language
The concentration in Foreign Language entails multiple aptitudes that prepare the
student for citizenship in an increasingly global environment, one that gives students
a deeper grasp of a world that includes profound population movements, cross-cultural
influences, economic disparities, ethnic and political conflicts, and bio-environmental
pressures. Students need to have knowledge of literature, history, culture, and competency
in the spoken and written language. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
|Foreign Language Electives*
||6 upper level credits
|Related electives (e.g., art history, literature, philosophy, economics)
|Capstone - FLN 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
*In the specific language.
If you plan to pursue teacher certification or graduate school, Advanced Grammar
in the specific language is recommended.
This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
Elementary language courses may not be used in the concentration.
Student Learning OutcomesStudents who graduate with a concentration in Foreign Languages will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with both the canonical and typical literature of the foreign
- possess an understanding of a range of literary styles and genres;
- be conversant regarding the major literary figures;
- demonstrate familiarity with the history of the foreign country or regions where the
language is spoken;
- demonstrate an understanding of the culture of the other country/countries, including
dietary customs, mode of dress, celebrations, traditions, societal mores, and cultural
- demonstrate competency in translation;
- articulate an understanding of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the foreign
language, normally by successfully completing two years of college-level language
instruction or its equivalent;
- evidence an ability to comprehend the foreign language and its linguistic nuances
when spoken by others; and
- communicate in writing in the idiom of the foreign language.