Modern Foreign Languages Department Minors

French French Foundations German German Foundations Spanish Spanish Foundations

French Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

French Minor

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 21 credits (6 crs must be upper division) from the following:

FRE-111

French Language and Culture I

4

FRE-111REV

French Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

FRE-112

French Language and Culture II

4

FRE-211

French Language and Culture III

3

FRE-212

French Language and Culture IV

3

FRE-311

French Composition and Conversation II

3

FRE-312

French Composition and Conversation I

3

Complete 3 credits from the following Fine Art courses:

ART-230

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

MUS-111

Introduction to Music Literature

3

THE-115

Introduction to Theatre

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film Studies

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication
  • Indicators 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, and 4.2 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]) and "Intermediate-High" language proficiency of the ACTFL Guidelines (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985). 

Notes: Even the most rigorous domestic courses in Modern Foreign Languages are not a substitute for immersion in a community where the target language is dominant. Students who elect a minor in Modern Foreign Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or living in a community where their target language is dominant.

Students may elect to minor in the French Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK OR the French Foundations Professional PEAK, but not both.

Students wishing to teach a modern foreign language at the secondary level shall complete the language minor and MFL-444 Second Language Acquisition Theory & Practice and MFL-445 Foreign Language, ESL & Bilingual Methods as well as completing the requirements for a first teaching field in another content area. Please consult with the education department for specific certification requirements.

French Foundations Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

French Foundations Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

FRE-111

French Language and Culture I

4

FRE-111REV

French Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

FRE-112

French Language and Culture II

4

FRE-211

French Language and Culture III

3

FRE-212

French Language and Culture IV

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Indicators 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, and 4.1 (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]).
  • Intermediate-Mid French language proficiency (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985). 

German Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

German Minor

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 21 credits (6 crs must be upper division) from the following:

GER-121

German Language and Culture I

4

GER-121REV

German Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

GER-122

German Language and Culture II

4

GER-223

German Language and Culture III

3

GER-224

German Language and Culture IV

3

GER-299

Intermediate Readings in German

1-3

GER-321

German Composition and Conversation I

3

GER-322

German Composition and Conversation II

3

Complete 3 credits from the following Fine Art courses:

ART-230

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

MUS-111

Introduction to Music Literature

3

THE-115

Introduction to Theatre

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film Studies

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication
  • Indicators 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, and 4.2 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]) and "Intermediate-High" language proficiency of the ACTFL Guidelines (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).

Notes: Even the most rigorous domestic courses in Modern Foreign Languages are not a substitute for immersion in a community where the target language is dominant. Students who
elect a minor in Modern Foreign Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or living in a community where their target language is dominant.

Students may elect to minor in the German Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK OR the German Foundations Professional PEAK, but not both.

German Foundations Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

German Foundations Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

GER-121

German Language and Culture I

4

GER-121REV

German Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

GER-122

German Language and Culture II

4

GER-223

German Language and Culture III

3

GER-224

German Language and Culture IV

3

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Indicators 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, and 4.1 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]).
  • Intermediate-Mid German language proficiency (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).

Note: Students may elect to minor in the German Foundations Professional PEAK OR the German Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK, but not both.

Spanish Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Spanish Minor

24 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits
 
Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 21 credits (6 crs must be upper division) from the following:

SPA-131

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-131REV

Spanish Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

SPA-132

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

SPA-232

Spanish Language and Culture III

3

SPA-233

Spanish Language and Culture IV

3

SPA-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

SPA-299

Intermediate Readings in Spanish

1-3

SPA-330

Spanish Composition and Conversation I

3

SPA-331

Spanish Composition and Conversation II

3

Complete 3 credits from the following Fine Art courses:

ART-230

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ART-240

Renaissance to Modern

3

MUS-111

Introduction to Music Literature

3

THE-115

Introduction to Theatre

3

THE-200

Introduction to Film Studies

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication
  • Indicators 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, and 4.2 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]) and "Intermediate-High" language proficiency of the ACTFL Guidelines (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).

Notes: Even the most rigorous domestic courses in Modern Foreign Languages are not a substitute for immersion in a community where the target language is dominant. Students who
elect a minor in Modern Foreign Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one term of study abroad or living in a community where their target language is dominant.

Students may elect to minor in the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK OR the Spanish Foundations Professional PEAK, but not both.

Students wishing to teach a modern foreign language at the secondary level shall complete the language minor and MFL-444 Second Language Acquisition Theory & Practice and MFL-445 Foreign Language, ESL & Bilingual Methods as well as completing the requirements for a first teaching field in another content area. Please consult with the education department for specific certification requirements.

Spanish Foundations Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Spanish Foundations Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

SPA-131

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-131REV

Spanish Grammar and Phonetics Review

1

SPA-132

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

SPA-232

Spanish Language and Culture III

3

SPA-233

Spanish Language and Culture IV

3

SPA-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Indicators 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, and 4.1 of the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project, 3rd. Ed. [1999]).
  • Intermediate-Mid" Spanish language proficiency (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1983, Revised 1985).

Note: Students may elect to minor in the Spanish Foundations Professional PEAK OR the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK, but not both. Spanish majors may not minor in the Spanish Professional Foundations PEAK or the Spanish Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK.