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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Foreign Languages - Major


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The purpose of the major program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students are trained to use new learning and technology media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world. Likewise, they are encouraged to prepare themselves philosophically and practically to make linkages between the major and other academic disciplines.

Students majoring in modern foreign languages learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires study abroad in both languages, as well as comprehensive examinations in both languages. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target languages.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Required Courses for Modern Foreign Languages Major


The Modern Foreign Languages core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take the courses listed below in both languages. Any of the courses listed below, except for the 400 Level Senior Seminars, may be taken abroad.

First Language


A minimum of 32 advanced credits are required for the First Language.

  • First Language 221-222 plus labs Credits: 8
  • First Language 203-204 Credits: 6
  • First Language 300 Level Credits: 12
  • First Language 400 Level Senior Seminar Credits: 6
  • First Language Senior Comprehensive (DEPT 499) Credits: 0
  • First Language Study Abroad (LAN 300/301)

Second Language


A minimum of 26 advanced credits are required for the Second Language.

  • Second Language 221-222 plus labs Credits: 8
  • Second Language 203-204 Credits: 6
  • Second Language 300 or 400 Level* Credits: 12
  • Second Language Senior Comprehensive (DEPT 499) Credits: 0
  • Second Language Study Abroad (LAN 300/301)


*Department chairperson approval is required for 400 Level courses in the Second Language

Modern Foreign Languages Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for the Modern Foreign Languages major culminates with two literature seminars (400 level) that encourage students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

The Comprehensive Examinations in both languages (written, oral) provide students with the threefold opportunity:

  • to ascertain that seniors have adequately mastered the language of their courses in their fields of study

  • to help seniors synthesize the matter of the four-year learning experience

  • to demonstrate a working knowledge of the cultures and literatures of the target languages

Sample Program for Modern Foreign Languages - Major


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 PEQ (2) Math 3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (3) 3
First Language (221/221L) 4 First Language (222/222L) 4
Second Language (100 level) 4 Second Language (100 level) 4
Health and Wellness 0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Language (203) 3 First Language (204) 3
Second Language (221/221L) 4 Second Language (222/222L) 4
Second Language (203) 3 Second Language (204) 3
PEQ (4) Science plus lab 4 Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3
PEQ (5)  3 PEQ (6) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Full-year abroad required - minimum one semester in each country
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Study Abroad First Language - coursework may include: 15 Study Abroad Second Language - coursework may include: 15
     *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway        *Integrative Studies (IS) - 3  
     *Integrative Studies (IS) - 2        *300-level second language coursework (six credits)  
     *300-level first language coursework (six credits)        *Elective Credits  
     *PEQ (7)        *PEQ (8)  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Language (300 level) 3 First Language (300 level) 3
First Language (400 level) 3 First Language (400 level) 3
Second Language (300/400 level) 3 Second Language (300/400 level) 3
Elective courses 6 Elective courses 6
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0 First Language Senior Comprehensive 0
    Second Language Senior Comprehensive 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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