Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Foreign Languages - Major


The purpose of the Modern Foreign Languages Major Program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically about the world we live in from the perspective of two different languages and cultures. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections among the different cultures and their political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students are trained to use new technologies specifically designed for prompt langauge acquisition at all language levels to enhance effective communication in the languages and cultures of their interest. Likewise, students 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, with a focus in two different languages and cultures. This training strongly encourages study abroad in both languages. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language and culture 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 Seminar, may be taken abroad. Language choices include: Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish.

First Language (33 credits)


First Language Requirements - Chinese (CHN), French (FRN), Italian (ITL), or Spanish (SPN)

  • 30 credits in First Language (including language labs), starting at the 102 level or higher

plus

  • Senior Seminar (3 credits): CHN*400, FRN*400, ITL*400 or SPN*400

The Senior Experience for the first language culminates with a senior seminar that encourages students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

Note: ​Classes taught in English do not count toward NYSED certification in teaching the target language.

Second Language (23 credits)


Second Language Requirements - Chinese (CHN), French (FRN), Italian (ITL), or Spanish (SPN)

  • Complete a total of 23 credits in Second Language (including language labs), starting at the 102 level or higher

Study Abroad


  • One semester of study abroad is highly recommended

Nazareth University offers a wide variety of opportunities and students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one semester of study abroad. Students should consult with their advisor to explore the study abroad option.

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 (201/201L) 4 First Language (202/202L) 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 (201/201L) 4 Second Language (202/202L) 4
Second Language (203) 3 Second Language (204) 3
PEQ (4) Science plus lab 4 DEIB/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    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15