Degree Requirements

Comparative Humanities (B.A.)  ♦  French (B.A.)  ♦  French/Teaching (B.A)
Spanish (B.A.)  ♦  Spanish/Teaching (B.A.)  ♦  MinorsCertificates


Comparative Humanities (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Comparative Humanities majors will fulfill ACCT with HUM 499.  (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).
     

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       12 hours

  PLUs SIX (6) HOURS selected from:

FOCUS AREA       12 hours
TWELVE (12) HOURS in upper division courses focused in a single discipline, historical period, or area of study.

  • Examples include philosophy, the modern era, and Latin American studies. The focus and the courses must be approved by the Humanities advisor.
  • Eligible courses for a focus area include: African/African-American Studies, Anthropology, Appalachian Studies, Art History, Broadcasting, Communications, Design History, English and Theatre, Foreign Culture and Civilization, French, German, Spanish, or Japanese literature and culture, History, Humanities, Music History, Philosophy and Religion, and Women and Gender Studies.
  • Additional upper division courses may be approved for credit pending review of the syllabus by the Humanities advisor.

HUMANITIES ELECTIVES AND THESIS      12 hours

  • HUM 499: Humanities Thesis (3)
  • PLUS NINE (9) HOURS of upper division electives chosen from the participating departments listed above as possible areas of focus.

FREE ELECTIVES        44 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  120 hours


French (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - French majors will fulfill ACCT with FRE 301 or FRE 302 or a program approved study abroad experience. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:  30 hours

PLUS SIX (6) HOURS selected from the following:

PLUS NINE (9) HOURS of upper division French electives
PLUS NINE (9) HOURS of additional French courses numbered 200 or above.

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the major. Students must attain a 2.75 GPA in their major and are required to pass a departmental proficiency exam which covers spoken and written language, culture, and literature.

EXIT REQUIREMENT:
Passing score on a departmental French proficiency exam which covers spoken and written language, culture, and literature.

FREE ELECTIVES:  47 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  120 hours


French/Teaching (B.A)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to Section Four of the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - French Teaching majors will fulfill ACCT with FRE 301 or FRE 302 or a program approved study abroad experience. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS        30 hours

PLUS SIX (6) HOURS selected from the following:

PLUS NINE (9) HOURS of upper division French electives
PLUS NINE (9) HOURS of additional French courses numbered 200 or above.

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the major. Students must attain a 2.75 GPA in their teaching major and must pass a departmental proficiency exam, which covers spoken and written language, culture, and literature, to be recommended for student teaching.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS      40 hours

  • CIS 212: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) OR CSC 104: Computer Literacy with Software Applications (3) OR EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)
  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Schools and Our Society (3)
  • EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 319W: Human Development and Learning (writing intensive)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • SED 401: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) OR  SED 401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) (with service learning component)
  • EME 442: Teaching Foreign Language in Grades P-8 (3)
  • ESE 490: Secondary Curriculum, Classroom Organization, and Management (3)
  • ESE 543:Teachin of Language Arts in the Secondary School (3)
  • EMS 499: Supervised Student Teaching (12)

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of Applied Learning Field Experience which includes the following:

  • EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I (0.5)
  • EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II (0.5)
  • EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I: Educational Assessment (0.5)
  • EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum (0.5)
  • ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching (1)

FREE ELECTIVES       7 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS      120 hours

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.


Spanish (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Spanish majors will fulfill ACCT with SPA 321S or a program approved study abroad experience. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS       30 hours
A student who majors in Spanish will take a minimum of 30 SEMESTER HOURS in courses numbered 200 and above; 21 of these hours must be at the 300 level or above. 

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the major. Students must attain a 2.75 GPA in their major and are required to pass a departmental proficiency exam which covers spoken and written language, culture, and literature.

EXIT REQUIREMENT:
Passing score on a departmental Spanish proficiency exam which covers spoken and written language, culture, and literature.

FREE ELECTIVES       50 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  120 hours


Spanish/Teaching (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Spanish Teaching majors will fulfill ACCT with SPA 321S or a program approved study abroad experience. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).

MAJOR REQUIRMENTS     30 hours

  PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the major. Students must attain a 2.75 GPA in their teaching major and must pass a departmental proficiency exam, which covers spoken and written language, culture, and literature, to be recommended for student teaching.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS    40 hours

  • CIS 212: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) OR CSC 104: Computer Literacy with Software Applications (3) OR EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)
  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Schools and Our Society (3)
  • EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 319W: Human Development and Learning (writing intensive)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • SED 401: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) OR  SED 401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) (with service learning component)
  • EME 442: Teaching Foreign Language in Grades P-8 (3)
  • ESE 490: Secondary Curriculum, Classroom Organization, and Management (3)
  • ESE 543:Teachin of Language Arts in the Secondary School (3)
  • EMS 499: Supervised Student Teaching (12)

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of Applied Learning Field Experience which includes the following:

  • EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I (0.5)
  • EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II (0.5)
  • EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I: Educational Assessment (0.5)
  • EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum (0.5)
  • ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching (1)

FREE ELECTIVES      10 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120 hours

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.


Minors

Minor in French  ♦  Minor in HumanitiesMinor in Spanish


Minor in French

Requirements:  18 hours
A student may minor in French by completing a minimum of 18 hours in French.

► It is recommended that a student entering the program with no previous French should take 9 hours from:

   PLUS 9 hours of French at the 300 level or above.

► It is recommended that students entering the program with two or more years of high school French should complete 9 hours from:

   PLUS a minimum of 9 hours must be in courses numbered 300 and above.

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the minor.

Supporting Course Requirements:  3 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  21 hours


Minor in Humanities

Requirements:  18 hours
A student may minor in humanities by completing the following courses:

    PLUS SIX (6) HOURS selected from:

PLUS NINE (9) HOURS selected from:

*Students who plan to teach humanities in the public schools should select PHE 200 as one of these courses.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 18 hours


Minor in Spanish

Requirements: 21 hours
A student may minor in Spanish by completing a minimum of 21 semester hours in courses numbered 200 and above; 12 of these hours must be at the 300 level or above.
It is strongly recommended that students take:

  • HIS 384: Modern Latin America (3)

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the minor.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  21 hours


Certificates

Certificate in French Conversation and CultureCertificate in German Conversation and Culture
Certificate in Japanese Conversation and CultureCertificate in Spanish


Certificate in French Conversation and Culture

Prerequisites:  0-6 hours

Requirements:  15 hours

   PLUS nine hours from:

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the certificate.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  15-21 hours


Certificate in German Conversation and Culture

Prerequisites:  0-6 hours

Requirements:  9 hours

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the certificate.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  15 hours


Certificate in Japanese Conversation and Culture

Requirements:  15 hours

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the certificate.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  15 hours


Certificate in Spanish

Prerequisites:  0-6 hours

Requirements:  15 hours

  PLUS six hours of upper-division Spanish courses.

A grade of “C” or higher is required in each course for credit toward the certificate.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:  15-21 hours