Sep 20, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Languages and Cultures Department

College of Arts and Humanities
Language and Literature Bldg., room 102
Mail Stop 7552
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Faculty and Staff

Laila Abdalla, PhD

Rodney Bransdorfer, PhD, Spanish
Nathalie Kasselis, PhD, Spanish, French
Natalie Lefkowitz, PhD, Spanish, French
Stella Moreno, PhD, Spanish
Joshua S. Nelson, PhD, Japanese

Associate Professors
Alejandro Lee, PhD, Spanish
Eric Mayer, PhD, Spanish

Assistant Professors
Volha Isakava, PhD, Russian
Michael Johnson, PhD, French

Roselia Arellano-Sandoval, MA, Spanish
Dinara Georgeoliani, PhD, Russian
Yuanxia Liu, MA Chinese
Jer Loudenback, MA, American sign language
Laurie Moshier, DA, French, German
Mariko Okada-Collins, MA, Japanese

Ralph Bane, secretary senior

Department Information
The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers BA degrees in French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish and offers minors in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. BA degrees in teaching are available in French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

For non-majors or minors, the first-and second-year sequences are designed to provide basic proficiency in a world language. The department recommends that all majors include some organized study abroad where their major language is spoken.

Admission to Department Programs

Students planning to major or minor must meet with an advisor in the world languages department for details about admission requirements, and complete an application form.

Departmental Standards
Students in non-teaching majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of C+ in each course used for the major and/or minor. Students in teaching majors must earn a minimum grade of B in each course used for the major.

Core Course Requirements
Only courses numbered 200 and above will count toward a major or minor. For students with sufficient preparation, the 200-level sequence may be waived through credit by examination.  Please note that Spanish CLEP test scores may be used to complete General Education and/or graduation requirements but may not be used to fulfill course requirements for Spanish majors or minors. Students planning to study abroad must see their advisor prior to departure to ensure the applicability of the proposed course of study. All upper-division classes not listed as requirements are approved electives.


    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Minor


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