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Modern Languages Minor

Professor Erik-SoussiIn an increasingly globally interconnected and interdependent world, proficiency in multiple languages is an asset.

A Modern Languages Minor at Eastern offers students in business, communication, social work, health sciences and other majors a competitive edge in their future careers.

 

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Modern Languages Minor Requirements:

  • Nine credits in one language beyond elementary level (i.e., 110/111) 
  • Six credits in another language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Examples of Modern Language Minors

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Spanish & French

If you have taken 3 Spanish classes (i.e., SPA 210, 211, 310), then you only need 2 additional courses in one other language (i.e., FRE 110 and FRE 111).

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French & Chinese If you have taken 3 French courses (i.e., FRE 210, 211, 310), then you only need 2 additional courses in one other language (i.e., CHI 110 and CHI 111).

Courses Offered

Some courses are not offered on a regular basis (check the current schedule or consult the chair of the World Languages Department).  For courses in languages other than French or Spanish, those numbered 480 or 492 are directed studies that can be set up for those levels of a language that do not have an official designation (e.g., Intermediate Arabic, Intermediate Chinese, etc.)

  • ARA 110/111 - Introductory Arabic I/II
  • ARA 480 - Independent Study
  • ARA 492 - Directed Study
  • CHI 110/111 - Introductory Chinese I/II
  • CHI 480 - Independent Study
  • CHI 492 - Directed Study
  • FRE 110/111- Introductory French I/II
  • FRE 210/211 - Intermediate French I/II
  • FRE 213 - Business French
  • FRE 223 - French Cinema
  • FRE 310/311 - Advanced French I/II
  • FRE 313 - Language and Style I: Conversation and Composition
  • FRE 313 - Language and Style II: Stylistics
  • FRE 480 - Independent Study
  • FRE 492 - Directed Study
  • ITL 110/111 - Introductory Italian I/II
  • ITL 210/211 - Intermediate Italian I/II
  • ITL 480 - Independent Study
  • ITL 492 - Directed Study
  • JPN 110/111 - Introductory Japanese I/II
  • JPN 210/211 - Introductory Japanese I/II
  • JPN 480 - Independent Study
  • JPN 492 - Directed Study
  • SPA 210/210 - Intermediate Spanish I/II
  • SPA 310/311 - Advanced Spanish I/II
  • SPA 312/313 - Spanish Conversation & Composition I/II
  • SPA 315 - Spanish for Spanish Speaking Students
  • SPA 316 - Spanish Civilization
  • SPA 318 - Latin American Civilization
  • SPA 319 - Hispanic Culture Through Film
  • SPA 320/321 - Spanish Literature I/II
  • SPA 323 - Readings in Latin American Literature
  • SPA 365 - Hispanic Studies: Selected Topics
  • SPA 401 - Phonetics
  • SPA 402 - Syntax
  • SPA 403 - Spanish-English Translation
  • SPA 404 - English-Spanish Translation
  • SPA 430 - Methods for Teaching Foreign Language K-12
  • SPA 471 - Voyages in Hispanic Studies
  • SPA 480 - Independent Study
  • SPA 492 - Directed Study
  • SPA 495 - Field Experience