The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate education and offers:
– a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in French, German and Spanish, as well as
– a Bachelor of Arts degree with Teacher Licensure in French, German and Spanish.
– Undergraduate minors are offered in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
Basic first and second year courses may also be taken in American Sign Language, Chinese, Italian, Latin, Russian.
The programs in foreign languages emphasize oral and written proficiency and aim to develop knowledge of the culture and the literature, and to promote the critical and analytical skills requisite to an understanding of their relationships.
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For questions about undergraduate studies, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Jonathan Carlyon
Minor in French, German, Japanese, Spanish
Minors in French, German, Japanese or Spanish must complete a minimum of 21 credits in the language of the minor, of which 15 credits must be in upper division courses. To earn a minor in French, German, or Spanish the student must take at least one course in literature or civilization and at least one 400-level course. Students minoring in Japanese must complete a minimum of 21 credits of which 12 are in upper division courses.
Placement. Students who have had prior training in a language and who desire to take classes or to major in that language should sit for a Placement Examination to determine the appropriate level of entry into the program. Placement examinations are given on a walk-in basis during open hours in the Language Laboratory and need not be scheduled in advance.
Linguistics and Culture Interdisciplinary Minor
The Linguistics and Culture Interdisciplinary Minor is designed for students with a particular interest in language and its cultural interfaces. Its core is a pair of linguistics and anthropological linguistics courses, which are supported by courses in specific languages, and supplemented by elective courses in English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. Courses address current and historical descriptive, theoretical, and pedagogical issues in linguistics, cultural anthropology, philosophy of language, non-verbal communication, and the relations between communication, language, and thought, providing students with a well-rounded program of study. The program is open to all students and is designed to be an addition to a student’s major. Colorado State University has linguistic and cultural expertise and this program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to broaden their education as they prepare for graduate study or careers requiring an analytic understanding of the nature of language and its relations to thought and culture.
1) Core Classes
2 Required Courses, 6 credits
ANTH335 Language and Culture and E320 Introduction to the Study of Language
Take 2 courses from one language group, 6-10 credits
- Arabic: LARA105,107,200,201
- Chinese: LCHI105,107,200,201
- French: LFRE105,106,107,108,200,201,208
- German: LGER105,107,108, 200, 201, 208
- Greek: LGRK105,107
- Italian: LITA105,107,200,201
- Japanese: LJPN105,107,200,201
- Korean: LKOR105,107
- Latin: LLAT105,107
- Russian: LRUS105,107,200,201
- Sign Language: LSGN105,107
- Spanish: LSPA105,106,107,108,200,201,208
3) Supporting Courses
3 courses required, 9 credits
Select from: ANTH100, E324, E326, E327, E328, E329, LFRE312, LFRE326, LGER326, LSPA312, LSPA326, PHIL210, PHIL315, SPCM331 or SPCM431
4) At least 12 credits must be upper division (300-400) level; these may double count from requirements listed in 1-3 above
Select from ANTH335, E320, E324, E326, E327, E328, E329, LFRE312, LFRE326, LGER326, LSPA312, LSPA326, PHIL315, SPCM331 or SPCM431