In addition, Modern Language majors are encouraged to consider combining language studies with other disciplines, resulting in double Majors.
Requirements for a Minor in Italian: Eighteen credits: Six courses numbered 201-460. Of these, a maximum of 12 credits may be applied from the 200 level, and only six credits of 300- and 400- level work may be transferred from a study abroad program. No more than 6 AP/IB credits may be applied to the Minor. ITAL 350 is required. The Minor must constitute a coherent program of study designed with an Italian Faculty Minor advisor and aimed at achieving oral and written proficiency in the language.
Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of "C" is required for course credit toward a Major or a Minor in Modern Languages and Literatures.
Contracts: A contract for all Majors and Minors must be approved by a Modern Language Faculty advisor.
Modern Language Proficiency Certificate: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures awards a certificate in modern language proficiency in French, Italian and Spanish based on demonstrated ability to comprehend, read, speak, and write the language. Requirements: A grade of "B" or better in six credits taken in language and literature courses at or above the 300 level, and an oral proficiency examination administered by the Department. The certificates are awarded upon the reception of a baccalaureate degree.
Study Abroad Programs: Majors and minors are strongly encouraged to study abroad either for a year, a semester, or a summer term at an approved program abroad. To be eligible for study abroad, students must have an overall grade average of 3.0 and an average of 3.0 in their language Major or Minor.