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CMLL Advising FAQs

How many hours of foreign language am I required to take for an Arts & Sciences Degree?

If a student has had two years of a foreign language in high school (same language) then the requirement is a minimum of 11 hours including 1507, 2301 and 2302.

If a student had 1 1/2 years or less of a foreign language in high school then the requirement would be 12- 16 hours depending on which language the student chooses, but generally the sequence is 1501, 1502, 2301 and 2302 of the same language.

What languages are offered and how often?

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures offers the following languages:

  • Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Arabic, ASL, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, and Russian are generally offered on a fall/spring sequence only: 1301, 2301 (Fall) 1302, 2302 (Spring).
  • French, German, Latin, and Spanish are offered every fall and spring semester; French and German offer 1507, 2301 and 2302 in the summer.

What scholarships are available?

CMLL offers scholarships in French, German, Latin and Spanish. Not all areas offer scholarships for incoming freshman and GPA, SAT/ACT scores as well as other criteria may apply. The Department also offers scholarships for study abroad in Mexico with the Mexico Field Course. Other scholarships are available through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of International Affairs for study abroad.

What courses are required for a major?

Most majors in the Department of CMLL require a minimum of 33 hours in the target language (French, German, Spanish) including CMLL 2305 (Classics, German, French and Russian). Courses vary in content and topic and two writing intensive courses are required. The Classics major is advisor-defined and students should check with the Classics undergraduate advisor Dr. Hannah Friedman for more information on courses.

In addition to the major students are required to declare a minor and this will generally count for 18-21 hours on the degree. A total of 120 hours including 40 hours at the 3000-4000 level are required for graduation. Electives may be required to satisfy the degree requirements. Consult the undergraduate catalog for more information on degree requirements.

Can I meet with a faculty member regarding my area of content?

Faculty are available to meet with students; a listing can be found here.

What courses do I need to fulfill a minor?

A minor can be obtained in Arabic, ASL, Chinese, Classics, Comparative Literature, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, LAIS, Linguistics, Portuguese, Russian, RLAS, and Spanish. Refer to the undergraduate catalog under CMLL for specific minor requirements. Students wishing to minor in Asian Studies must visit with Dr. Yuan Shu in the Department of English. Dr. Min-Joo Kim, also in the Department of English, is the minor advisor for Linguistics.

Can I take a CLEP test for languages?

CLEP Exam information can be found here.


Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures