Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Foreign Languages

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Associate Professor Sheehan, Interim Chairperson; Associate Professors, Barnard, Groundland, Gruber, Villalba; Assistant Professor Olsen; Lecturers Humita, Kazakova

The foreign language curriculum is designed to give training in the language, literature, history, perspectives, and practices of the peoples whose language is studied; to provide insights into the various means of organizing thought and reality by native speakers of the language; to enable students to understand the history and development of their own language; to provide the appropriate background for graduate studies in foreign languages; and to train students for various careers in which knowledge of other cultures and languages is needed.

Students with a previous background in French, German, or Spanish might be eligible to earn up to 12 hours of lower-division credit, provided they complete a placement exam, successfully complete one course in the language at TTU, and do not already have college credit in the language for which they are seeking credit.

The Department offers two majors. Option 1 is designed for students seeking a B.A. in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French, German, or Spanish. Option 1 majors may also work towards teacher licensure at the K-12 level. Although a minor is not required, it is strongly recommended, especially for students who plan careers in business, teaching, government service, or other language-related fields.

Option 2 is a B.A. designed for students who are concurrently earning a B.S. degree in a STEM field, such as engineering, engineering technology, computer science, mathematics, or the physical or biological sciences.

The B.S. degree in International Business and Cultures (IBAC), a joint degree between the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, combines language study with economics, finance, management, and marketing.

The department offers minors in French, German, Spanish, and International Studies.


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