Sep 24, 2020  
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Languages and Cultures (B.A.)


(Formerly Foreign Languages)

Total Semester Hours required for the Degree:                       120 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the World Languages Major:     33-35 semester hours*

MAJOR


BA in World Languages and Cultures (with a Concentration in French, German, or Spanish)


Total Hours: 33-35*

For placement policies, credit for prior study (including high school study), and/or proficiency exams, see “Prior study of the language” section below.

All language majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad.
Faculty-led programs and/or summer programs range from 1 to 4 weeks, earning 2 - 6 credits.
Semester programs at partner universities may earn 12-18 credits.

French and Francophone Studies (33 hours)*


Requirement: 24 hours French

Choose from among the following courses:

Elective: 9 hours of elective courses


Any combination of courses from other departments with a focus on diversity or international studies and/or courses in another world language. Courses will be chosen in consultation with advisor.**

Total: 33

German Studies (33 hours)*


Requirement: 24 hours German.

Choose from among the following courses:

Elective: 9 hours of elective courses


Any combination of courses from other departments with a focus on diversity or international studies and/or courses in another world language. Courses will be chosen in consultation with advisor.**

Total: 33

Spanish and Hispanic Studies (35 hours)*


Requirement 26 hours Spanish.

At least 3 courses (9 credits) must come from the courses marked #.

Choose from among the following courses:

Elective: 9 hours of elective courses


Any combination of courses from other departments with a focus on diversity or international studies and/or courses in another world language. Courses will be chosen in consultation with advisor.**

Total: 35

Prior study of the language


(1) General Placement Policy


Students with prior high school study are advised to begin at the following level:

With 2 to 3 years of high school language study: Take WLF/G/S 2201G/2291G (4). Course counts toward General Education, Humanities. Spanish: Honors section WLS 2291G available.

With 3 to 4 years of high school language study: Take WLF/G/S 2202G/2292G (4). Course counts towards General Education, Humanities. Spanish: Honors section WLS 2292G available.

4+ years: May start at 3000-level after consultation with departmental advisor.

(2) Illinois Seal of Biliteracy


https://www.eiu.edu/registra/biliteracy.php

A student who has received State Seal of Biliteracy will receive a total of 8 credits (lower division). This is the equivalent of first semester (4 credits) and second semester (4 credits) of language study at EIU.

(3) Advanced Placement (AP) Test


https://www.eiu.edu/registra/advancedplace.php

A score of 3 will receive credit for WLF/G/S 2201G (4 hours).
A score of 4 will receive credit for WLF/G/S 2201G and 2202G (8 hours).
A score of 5 will receive credit for WLF/G/S 2201G, 2202G, and one 3000-level course (11 hours).

(4) Advanced Competency Credit


https://catalog.eiu.edu/content.php?catoid=34&navoid=1467&hl=%22advanced+compe%20tency+%22&returnto=search

Students receive up to 6 credits free of charge for language study completed in high school. Credits count toward graduation and are applied after completing two language courses (8 hours) at EIU. Students must begin at the 1102 or 2201/2202 level.

(5) Proficiency Exams in Spanish


Students who have acquired Spanish proficiency through heritage learning or through work/travel abroad are encouraged to take the following proficiency exams for credit. Upon passing the exam/s, students receive full credit for the following course/s:

Footnotes:


* The number of total hours depends on the level at which a student begins the program.

** Elective courses: Prior high school language work in a world language other than the language of concentration will be recognized as follows: One year of high school study with grade of C or better is equivalent to one world language course (3 hours); 2 years are equivalent to 2 would language courses (6 hours); 3 years are equivalent to 3 world language courses (9 hours). Consultation with and permission of Department Chair required.