Foreign Language Courses

Students must receive a grade of C- or better to enroll in the next level of a language sequence in American Sign Language, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Students will not receive credit for a lower level course after credit has been given for a higher level course in the same sequence. For example, students who have passed a 2000-level class will not receive credit for a 1000-level class in the same sequence. This rule applies to the following languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Consult each department for specific restrictions, requirements and prerequisites.

Undergraduate introductory language courses (numbered at the 1000 and 2000 level) are designed for non-native speakers. Fluent speakers of a language are prohibited from enrolling in introductory courses in the language and can be dropped from these courses by the department or by the course instructor. Fluent speakers should consult the department website and this catalog or consult with the course instructor or department language coordinator about eligibility to enroll in upper-division language courses (numbered at the 3000 and 4000 level) before enrolling in such courses. Departments can exclude fluent speakers from upper-division language courses based on course content and/or instructional resources. Speakers who have not formally studied the language but have spoken the language in their home should consult with the associate chair of the language department or the department language coordinator about appropriate placement before enrolling in a language course.

Some classes offered by foreign language departments are taught in English and require no knowledge of foreign language. Read specific course descriptions and check with the departments.