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Core Curriculum Foreign Language Sequence


World Languages & Cultures (3-6 credits)

Language study disciplines the mind, provides appreciation of pluralism and intercultural communication, and is useful for functioning in a global age.

In this segment of the core, students either broad mastery of a language studied in high school or begin a new language. If continuing a language, students are placed at the appropriate level based on the results of a placement test.


Students complete the language sequence from one of the following options, based on the results of a placement test:

Option 1

Enroll in 101 & 102
This option is for students who 1.) opt for a new language; 2.) who wish to continue study in a language begun in high school, but only place at the 101 or 102 level. This option fulfills the core sequence, earning the student six (6) credit hours.

Option 2

Enroll in 201
This option is for students who wish to continue study in a language begun in high school and who place at the 201 level. This option fulfills the core sequence and earns a student three (3) additional credit hours prior-learning after successful completion of the 201 course with a C or better.

Option 3

Enroll in any 300-level course (typically for French & Spanish this is FREN 301 or SPAN 301)
This option is for students who wish to continue study in a language begun in high school and who place at the 300 level. This option fulfills the core sequence and earns a student six (6) additional credit hours prior learning after successful completion of the 300 level course with a C or better.

Option 4

Advanced Placement (AP) credit will be accepted as follows:
Score of 5 = No language courses required. Language requirement is fulfilled. However those students who do take any 300-level course will receive nine (9) additional credits prior-learning after receiving a C or better in the Mount course, in addition to the credits earned for AP language.

Score of 4 = Enroll in any 300-level course (typically for French & Spanish this is FREN 301 or SPAN 301). This option fulfills the core sequence and earns a student six (6) additional credit hours prior learning after successful completion of the 300 level course with a C or better, in addition to the credits earned for AP language.

 
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