World Languages Major

College of Arts and Humanities - Department of World Languages

The World Languages and Linguistics major offers students a foundation in language and linguistic skills, as well as knowledge of diverse cultures. The program prepares students to meaningfully interact in a global and multilingual environment.

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain I-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 World Languages and Linguistics Major (U_LL):

Core Requirement (three (3) courses):

  • LING 110 The Languages of the World
  • LING 200 Languages and Linguistics

Capstone course - Choose one (1):

  • ASGN 490 Independent Study in American Sign Language
  • FREN 490 Independent Study in French
  • LING 495 Internship in Linguistics
  • PORT 490 Independent Study in Portuguese
  • SPAN 490 Independent Study in Spanish

Concentration in General Studies (ULLG)

  • Nine (9) electives courses:

Students must take a minimum of nine (9) language courses in a minimum of two (2) languages other than English.


Effective as of the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog