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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Foreign Languages Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


The purpose of the Modern Foreign Language Major Program with Inclusive Adolescence Education is to prepare students to think and perceive rationally and critically about the world we live in. 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 strongly encourages study abroad in both languages. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target languages.

For students pursuing careers in education a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for student teaching.

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 with Inclusive Adolescence Education


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.

Students may need to take 3-4 courses during the summer, in addition to summer ADIN classes scheduled after the junior year, to complete the degree in four years. The additional summer coursework will ensure timely degree completion without overloading course schedules during the fall or spring terms.

 

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

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education


See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education   for course requirements.

  • Note - Students who are planning to study abroad and complete the Inclusive Adolescence Education program complete their study abroad semester during the sophomore year.

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 with Inclusive Adolescence Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 First Language (202/202L)   4
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 Second Language (202/202L)   4
First Language (201/201L) 4 PEQ (2) Science plus lab 4
Second Language (201/201L)   4    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
*It is recommended that students complete one or two PEQ courses during the summer following freshman year: PEQ (3) and PEQ (4)
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Full-year study abroad; minimum one semester in each country
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Study Abroad - coursework may include:   Study Abroad - coursework may include: 15
     *Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 (may use one major course for IS)        *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
     *PEQ (5) and (6)        *Second Language courses 1 & 2 (300-level)  
     *First Language courses 1 & 2 (300 level)        *Second Language (203)  
     *First Language (203)        *PEQ (7)  
         *DEIB/Integrative Studies (IS) - 2  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
*It is recommended that students complete either a liberal arts science elective or one PEQ during the summer following sophomore year: PEQ (8)
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 030 Orientation for Professional Semester    0 LST 301 Language, Literacy, and Culture   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
First Language (204 level) 3 First Language course - 3 (300 level) 3
Second Language (204 level) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Second Language course - 3 (300 level) 3
Liberal Arts Elective (math) 3 First Language 457 Curriculum Methodology (fulfills one 400 level requirement) 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A BETWEEN JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR
Note - summer tuition is required
ADIN 440 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students With Disabilities   3 ADIN 441 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 476 Designing and Maintaining Positive Learning Environments     2 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Leadership   3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 First Language course - 4 (300 level) 3
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 Second Language course - 4 (300 level) 3
SPN 479 Student Teaching Middle School and High School   6 Liberal Arts Elective (science) or PEQ 8 3
    First Language course - 2 (400 level) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 

*Notes

  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Bachelor of Arts programs require a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits; at least 9 credits of Integrative Studies (IS) course or electives must be liberal arts courses.