Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC)

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers majors in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. The department also offers a minor in Chinese Studies and in German Studies.  The program descriptions can be found in the Catalog entry for each specific language.

Students in the Teacher Education Program who are seeking to complete licensure requirements to teach French or Spanish should refer to the Teacher Education Handbook and consult with the chairs of the Departments of Modern Languages and Education to develop a plan in order to meet all of the requirements for both programs.

Honors Courses and In-Course Honors

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures encourages students pursuing a Spanish major to undertake honors work. For further information, the student is referred to the sections on Honors Courses and In-Course Honors in the Catalog.

Special Considerations

Students who directly enroll in and complete a 300- level foreign language course with a grade of 'C' or higher may be awarded credit for 201 and 202 courses provided they have not previously earned any lower division credit in that particular language.

Students who earned/received credit for a 200- level or 300- level foreign language course may not take or repeat a course at a lower level in the same language and receive credit for it.  The only exception is the 201/202 course sequence, those two courses may be taken in any order.

Students who earned/received credit for a foreign language course at the 100- level may not take or repeat a lower numbered 100- level course in the same language and receive credit or grade points for it.

Prerequisites for Major in Chinese, French, German or Spanish

Students majoring in a language must complete the 102 course (or equivalent) of the language.  However, language courses taken at the 100- level do not apply toward credit hours/requirements within the major.

Chair

Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner

Professors

  • John C. Akers
  • Laura H. Barbas Rhoden
  • Camille L. Bethea
  • Beate Brunow
  • Begoña Caballero-García
  • Li Qing Kinnison
  • Caroline A. Mark
  • Amanda L. Matousek
  • Britton W. Newman
  • Patricia G. Nuriel
  • Catherine L. Schmitz
  • Yongfang Zhang

MLLC 223. Modern Languages Seminar in Global Perspectives: Different Identities, Common Destinies. 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary seminar in which students explore the diversity and commonality of human experience across a variety of regions in the world in preparation for making positive contributions as citizens in a global society. Conducted in English by modern language faculty. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Cultures and Peoples requirement for graduation.


MLLC 280. Selected Topics in Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. 1 to 5 Hours.

Selected topics in Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the introductory or intermediate level.


MLLC 281. Selected Topics in Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. 1 to 5 Hours.

Selected topics in Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the introductory or intermediate level.


MLLC 480. Advanced Topics in MLLC. 1 to 4 Hours.

The study of selected topics at the advanced level in Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.