Modern Language Studies (B.A.) - Active Spring 2016

Major: Modern Language Studies (B.A.) - Active Spring 2016

Departments/Programs

Modern Language Studies (46-51 Credit Hours)

Language Concentrations - Select One 32-36 Hours
French 32 Hours
MFREN 2010 French: Stage III 4 hours
MFREN 2020 French: Stage IV 4 hours
24 hours beyond MFREN 2020 French: Stage IV including:
  • 8 credit hours at the 4000 level
    • 4 credit hours of 4000 level coursework must be after studying abroad.
24 hours
German 32 Hours
MGRMN 2010 German: Stage III 4 hours
MGRMN 2020 German: Stage IV 4 hours

24 hours beyond MGRMN 2020 German: Stage IV including:

  • 8 credit hours at the 4000 level
    • 4 credit hours of 4000 level coursework must be after studying abroad
24 hours
Spanish 32-36 Hours
MSPAN 2010 Spanish: Stage III 4 hours
MSPAN 2020 Spanish: Stage IV 4 hours
MSPAN 3100 Spanish Composition 4 hours
Core Skill Courses in Spanish Select 4 Hours
MSPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation 2 hours
MSPAN 3020 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics 2 hours
MSPAN 3030 Reading Spanish 2 hours
MSPAN 3040 Spanish Grammar Review 2 hours
MSPAN 3060 Spanish Reading/Grammar Review 4 hours

16 hours beyond MSPAN 3100 Spanish Composition including:

  • 4 credit hours of 4000 level coursework must be after studying abroad
16 hours
Other Languages 32 Hours
As approved by the Department Chair  

For all language concentrations, 12 of the credit hours must be earned in a semester abroad in the Language of Concentration of an approved host country and program. At least 4 credits at the 4000-level must be completed at NWU following the semester abroad.

Core Courses 3-4 Hours
GLST 2010 Preparing for Education Abroad
or
GLST 3010 Processing the International Experience
1 Hour
MLANG 3910 Engaging in Study Abroad 0-1 hours
Senior Comprehensive  
MLANG 4980 Senior Capstone
An Exit Interview is required for all Modern Language Studies majors prior to graduation.
2 hours
Modern Language Electives 11-12 Hours
  • Credits may be earned as additional hours of language study for Language Concentration, or a second or third language.
  • Credit may be earned in courses taught outside the Modern Language Department that support the study of languages and/or cultures. Other courses must be pre-approved by the Department Chair.
Study Abroad Requirement

Students majoring in Modern Language Studies are required to incorporate a study abroad experience of a minimum of one semester (12 credit hours) in the language of their Concentration. In conjunction with the semester abroad, students must also complete either GLST 2010 Preparing for Education Abroad before studying abroad or GLST 3010 Processing the International Experience following study abroad, as well as MLANG 3910 Engaging in Study Abroad during the semester abroad. For information on the many available exchange programs and financial aid and scholarship options, students should talk with the Director of Global Engagement and visit the library of study abroad resources.`

Additional Considerations
  • Students may choose to complete more than one Language Concentration. In this case, only one Senior Capstone is required.
  • Majors preparing to teach a modern language should consult the Education Department.
  • In the exceptional circumstance of a student who has already declared a first major in another department with the intent of earning a B.S. degree, a student may submit a petition to the Department of Modern Languages seeking permission to declare a second major in Modern Language Studies for a B.S. degree.