Modern Languages Major

Modern Languages majors choose one from the offered concentrations: Spanish, World Languages, or International Management, with the approval of their advisor. Any change in the student’s concentration must be approved by the Department Chair. 

General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of eleven (11) courses outside of the major department (see undergraduate catalog). The General Education Goal 3, or Domain 1-C (Language), requirement is satisfied through the completion of the World Languages major.

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.

Department Requirements for the Major

Students in all concentrations must take one of the following two (2) courses as a core requirement.

Core Requirement (one course):

MLLI 110 Languages of the World
MLLI 350 Romance Linguistics*

*Students with a minor in Secondary Education must select MLLI 350 Romance Linguistics as the core requirement course.


Concentrations

Spanish | World Languages | International Management

Spanish (UMOS)

A total of twelve (12) courses are required for the Spanish concentration. The core course counts as one (1) of the twelve courses. The remaining eleven (11) courses must be selected from the list below and must include the following distribution:

Language courses (choose two):

MLSP 330 Business Spanish
MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I
MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II
MLSP 362 Spanish Intonation and Diction
MLSP 439 Intensive Analysis of Spanish Grammar
MLSP 463 Seminar in Spanish (language topic)

Culture courses (choose two):

MLSP 330 Business Spanish
MLSP 333 Spanish Culture and Civilization
MLSP 334 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
MLSP 431 Contemporary Trends in Spain
MLSP 432 Contemporary Trends in Spanish-American Thought
MLSP 463 Seminar in Spanish (culture topic)

Literature courses (choose two):

MLSP 320 Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
MLSP 335 Major Hispanic Writers I
MLSP 336 Major Hispanic Writers II
MLSP 343 The Latin American Short Story: Love, Death, and Humor
MLSP 345 Tales of Mystery from Latin America
MLSP 433 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature
MLSP 435 The Boom in Latin American Literature
MLSP 436 Cervantes
MLSP 437 Spanish Theater and Poetry of the Twentieth Century
MLSP 463 Seminar in Spanish (literature topic)

World Language electives:

To fulfill the twelve-course concentration, students may select from the above courses and from the following:

MLLI 110 The Languages of the World
MLLI 350 Romance Linguistics
MLSP 490 Independent Study in Spanish
MLLI 495 Internship or Practicum in World Languages

World Languages (UMOW)

The concentration in world languages includes the selection of a “primary” language and the selection of a “secondary” language. The concentration languages offered in the department are Spanish and French. Through an approved study abroad program (or an off-campus program), students may select a language other than French or Spanish as their “secondary” language.

The concentration requirements include the following:

Primary language: Six (6) courses at the 300-level or above.
Secondary language: Six (6) courses with a minimum of three (3) courses at the 300-level or above.

The core course may count towards either the primary language or the secondary language requirements.

International Management (UMOI)

The concentration in International Management is intended for those who wish to combine world language skills with business. The courses required for the Modern Language major are reduced to ten (10). Students may select a one-language option or a two-language option. In both cases, the core requirement may count as one (1) of the ten (10) language courses. The eight (8) economics courses can be used to fulfill part of the general education requirements. With careful course selection, students also may qualify for a minor in Economics or Business Administration.

World Languages courses:

One-language option: Ten (10) courses in one language at the 300-level or above.
Two-language option: Six (6) courses in a primary language at the 300-level or above and four (4) courses in a secondary language, three (3) at the 300-level or above.

Economics and Business courses:

ACCT 120 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BADM 330 Managerial Finance I
BADM 410 International Trade
BADM 411 International Finance
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics

plus two (2) electives from the following:

BADM 215 Legal Environment of Business
BADM 320 Money and Banking
ECON 435 Managerial Economics
MRKT 271 Marketing Principles

A semester study or internship abroad is strongly recommended. See course description for MLLI 496 Internship in International Management.

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