Foreign Languages Courses
- A student wishing to continue the study of a language begun in high school should enroll in an appropriate language course as indicated below. If previous language study is not recent, placement at a lower level may be more appropriate. Permission is required from the department chair.
- High School Units
- Less Than Two Years — Elementary 1101
- Two Years — Elementary 1102
- Three Years — Intermediate 2201G
- Four Years — Intermediate 2201G, 2202G or 3000 Level
- Four-Plus Years — Intermediate 2202G or 3000 Level
- Placement Tests — If you are unsure as to where you should begin language study within our program, we also administer a placement test in French, German or Spanish. There is no fee for this test and it is intended purely as a diagnostic tool to help students better determine where they should place themselves within the first four semesters of our program. The results of the test do not result in any hours of credit being awarded. The results are also non-binding in that if, for example, they indicate that a student should enter a particular level and after one or two weeks in that class the student finds that it is beyond his or her proficiency level, the student should consult with the department chair to arrange further evaluation or to ask to be moved to a more appropriate level class.
Advanced Competency Credit Policy
Advanced competency credit is credit toward graduation for previously acquired language proficiency. It is available in French, German and Spanish only.
- To be eligible, a student must apply for advanced competency credit during the first semester he/she is enrolled in a foreign language course.
- A transfer student who took language courses at another institution and received college credit for these courses will not be eligible for advanced competency credit in those languages.
- Advanced competency credit will be granted as follows:
- A student beginning at the 1102 level and completing eight semester hours of course work with a grade of C or better in each course will be granted four semester hours of advanced competency credit.
- A student beginning at the 2201G or higher level and completing eight semester hours of course work with a grade of C or better in each course will be granted six semester hours of advanced competency credit.
- Independent study courses, courses taken credit/no credit, and courses for which Advanced Placement Credit has been granted may not be included in the total required to qualify.
- Qualifying courses should be taken consecutively or concurrently unless approval for another arrangement is obtained from the department chairperson.