2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Foreign Language

Foreign Language Program Mission Statement

To foster thoughtful engagement with world languages, literature and cultures while attuned to the historical and contemporary challenges that shape their uniqueness.

Foreign Language Program Goals and Outcomes

  • Provide quality training in language acquisition
  • Foster critical and creative thinking about diverse cultural legacies
  • Guide research on issues of socio-cultural import in the studied culture
  • Facilitate study abroad opportunities
  • Mentor for the successful transition to graduate studies and careers

Foreign Language BA and International Business Double Majors

Up to 15 credits in Foreign Language may also count towards satisfying the degree requirements in International Business for students pursuing a double major.

Foreign Language Education Program Mission

The aim of the BSE program is to produce graduates who are proficient in the foreign language, knowledgeable of the culture, and conversant with contemporary methods of foreign language pedagogy.

Foreign Language Education Program Goals and Outcomes

  • Provide quality training in language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy
  • Foster critical and creative thinking about diverse cultural legacies
  • Guide research on issues of socio-cultural import in the studied culture
  • Facilitate study abroad opportunities
  • Mentor for the successful transition to graduate studies and careers

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Foreign Language - Arabic

General Education38-40
Required Courses 36
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Arabic Film
Conversation & Composition I
Conversation & Composition II
Intro to Arabic Literature
Arabic Culture
Genres
Senior Capstone in Arabic
Study Abroad
Study Abroad Recap
Introduction to Linguistics
Second major or minor and/or concentrations32
Electives14
Total Hours120-122

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Foreign Language - German

General Education38-40
Required Courses 36
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
German Film
Conversation & Composition I
Conversation & Composition II
Introduction to German Literature
German Culture
Periods in German Literature
Senior Capstone Project in German
Study Tour
Study Abroad Recap
Introduction to Linguistics
Second major or minor and/or concentrations32
Electives14
Total Hours120-122

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Foreign Language - Spanish

General Education38-40
Required Courses 36
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Hispanic Cinema
Conversation & Composition I
Conversation & Composition II
Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Contemporary Hispanic Culture
Hispanic Literature
Spanish Senior Seminar
Study Tour
Study Abroad Recap
Introduction to Linguistics
Second major or minor and/or concentrations32
Electives14
Total Hours120-122

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Foreign Language - Dual Language

General Education38-40
Required Courses
Dual Language Option:
Six 3-4 credit courses in any one language (German or Spanish) excluding first year courses 18-20
The equivalent of a minor in one of the other two languages 18-22
Second major or minor and/or concentrations32
Electives14
Total Hours120-128

Your advisor will establish the unique sequence for your plan of study in the first semester you declare your major (most upper division courses rotate through a two-year cycle that accommodates all majors’ graduation goals). 

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Foreign Language - German

General Education38-40
Required Courses 36
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
German Film
Conversation & Composition I
Conversation & Composition II
Introduction to German Literature
German Culture
Periods in German Literature
Senior Capstone Project in German
Study Tour
Study Abroad Recap
Introduction to Linguistics
Professional Education Sequence
ED 260Educational Psychology2
ED 260LClinical I0
ED 282Managing the Learning Environment2
ED 282LClinical II0.5
ED 283Teaching Diverse Learners2
ED 284LClinical III0.5
ED 320Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I2
ED 321LClinical IV0.5
ED 322Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II2
ED 323LClinical V0.5
ED 324LFall Experience0
ED 380Technology in Teaching 12
SPED 110Introduction to Exceptional Children3
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
Select one of the following:3
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
LANG 390Foreign Language Methods 14
ED 483Student Teaching Seminar 12
ED 493Student Teaching, Secondary 112
Electives9
Total Hours124-126

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Foreign Language - Spanish

General Education38-40
Required Courses36
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Hispanic Cinema
Conversation & Composition I
Conversation & Composition II
Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Contemporary Hispanic Culture
Hispanic Literature
Spanish Senior Seminar
Study Tour
Study Abroad Recap
Introduction to Linguistics
Professional Education Sequence
ED 260Educational Psychology2
ED 260LClinical I0
ED 282Managing the Learning Environment2
ED 282LClinical II0.5
ED 283Teaching Diverse Learners2
ED 284LClinical III0.5
ED 320Curriculum, Planning & Assessment I2
ED 321LClinical IV0.5
ED 322Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment II2
ED 323LClinical V0.5
ED 324LFall Experience0
ED 380Technology in Teaching 12
SPED 110Introduction to Exceptional Children3
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
Select one of the following:3
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
LANG 390Foreign Language Methods 14
ED 483Student Teaching Seminar 12
ED 493Student Teaching, Secondary 112
Electives9
Total Hours124-126
1

Requires admittance to Teacher Education. Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures.

Minor in French (non-teaching)

Students must complete six 3-4 credit courses above the 102 level in the language to earn a minor.

Minor in German (non-teaching)

Students must complete six 3-4 credit courses above the 102 level in the language to earn a minor.

Minor in Spanish (non-teaching)

Students must complete six 3-4 credit courses above the 102 level in the language to earn a minor.

Minor in French (teaching)

Students must complete six 3-4 credit courses above the 102 level in the language, plus LANG 390 Foreign Language Methods(4) to earn a minor.

Minor in German (teaching)

Students must complete six 3-4 credit courses above the 102 level in the language, plus LANG 390 Foreign Language Methods(4) to earn a minor.

Minor in Spanish (teaching)

Students must complete six 3-4 credit courses above the 102 level in the language, plus LANG 390 Foreign Language Methods(4) to earn a minor.

Foreign Language Concentration - French

FREN 101Beginning French I4
FREN 102Beginning French II4
FREN 201Intermediate French I4
FREN 202Intermediate French II4

Foreign Language Concentration - German

GERM 101Beginning German I4
GERM 102Beginning German II4
GERM 201Intermediate German I4
GERM 202Intermediate German II4

Foreign Language Concentration - Latin

LAT 101Beginning Latin I4
LAT 102Beginning Latin II4
LAT 201Intermediate Latin I4
LAT 202Intermediate Latin II4

Foreign Language Concentration - Spanish

SPAN 101Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN 102Beginning Spanish II4
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II4

The requirement for 101 and 102 can be met by scoring 8 credits on the CLEP (College Level Examination Program).

The 101 and 102 may be waived by department consent for students who have successfully completed 3-4 years of courses in one language option in high school. However, students entering MSU foreign language courses at the 200 level, and who intend to pursue graduate studies, are advised to take the CLEP exam to ensure graduate school acceptance of the foreign language concentration as a two year progressive sequence of college level language study.

Linguistics Concentration
2 foreign language courses (any level)6-8
ENGL 209Introduction to Linguistics3
Choose One of the Following:3
Native Languages of America
Writing Systems
Am Dialects in Lit and Media
Total Hours12-14