Benjamin Fraser, Chair, 3324 Bate Building
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a bachelor of arts degree in foreign languages and literatures with six concentration areas: French, French education, German, German education, Hispanic studies, and Hispanic studies education. The Department also offers minors in French, German, and Hispanic studies and participates in an accelerated MBA program.
Faculty in the department also teach Greek, Latin, and classical studies courses for students interested in a classical studies minor or a multidisciplinary major with a structured concentration in classics or classical civilization. Russian and Russian studies courses are offered for students interested in a Russian studies minor or a multidisciplinary studies major with an individual concentration in Russian or Russian studies. Additionally, selected levels of Japanese are offered for students interested in an Asian studies minor or a multidisciplinary studies major with an individual concentration in Asian studies.
Foreign Languages and Literatures Accelerated MBA Program
French, German, and Hispanic studies majors who are interested in careers in business may complete the BA in foreign languages and literatures with a minor in business administration, and if qualified may complete the master of business administration in one additional year.
Foreign Language Placement Tests
Students who have previously studied French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish should take the respective placement test in order to ensure that they continue their study at the appropriate level. Please note that a placement test is required for enrollment in all lower-level Spanish courses including level 1001. (See Admission and Readmission, Placement Testing .)
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