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Foreign Languages and Literature

Foreign Language Major

A degree in foreign languages can lead to a variety of careers from those of the language specialist to those careers in which linguistic and cultural competence provide a distinct advantage. Thus, the career opportunities for majors in foreign languages can range from education, to government positions, to numerous corporate jobs. The study of foreign languages opens up numerous possible career options and a competitive edge that is simply not available to monolingual college graduates. The language of study may help define the career options available, so make sure to discuss these options with your academic advisor.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for All Foreign Language Majors

The following requirements apply to all majors in foreign languages. Please see the language specific sections for the course requirements for your language of study.

Native speakers of these languages should see their departmental advisor regarding major requirements.

All foreign language majors must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in the major language at the 3000 or 4000 level in residence at UNO.

 

  1. It is strongly recommended that all foreign language majors include a study abroad component of at least one month during the second half of their program of study.
  2. All courses credited to a major or minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.
  3. Courses in the 1110, 1120, 2110, 2120 sequences may not be taken out of order. Students must pass the prerequisite course with a grade of "C-" or better before taking the next course in the sequence, and may not take an earlier course in any sequence for credit once they have received credit in a later course in any sequence.
  4. All 3000 and 4000 courses may be taken for honors credit in cooperation with the honors program.
Additional Requirements for French

French is the official language of almost 30 countries and is spoken commonly in many other nations and territories. Bloomberg Rankings (2011) cites French as the third most important language for international business. In addition, following the North American Free Trade Agreement, French has become an extremely important language for local companies, such as ConAgra, conducting business in Canada. Thus, a major in French opens doors for those students interested in many areas including international studies or international business.

In addition to the requirements for all foreign language majors as described in the first panel.

 

  • French 3030: Conversation
  • French 3040: Grammar and Composition
  • French 3150: Introduction to Literature I
  • French 3160: Introduction to Literature II
  • French 3370: Civilization
  • French 4030: Advanced Conversation
  • French 4040: Advanced Composition and Stylistics

and 9 credit hours of electives in French at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Additional Requirements for German

As Germany maintains the largest economy in Europe and one of the largest economies in the world, the German language is extremely important for those students interested in a wide-array of careers in economics, international relations, and international business. It is also an essential language for understanding a range of areas in the fine arts and humanities, such as philosophy, art and art history, and history to name just a few. In addition to developing linguistic and cultural proficiency in German, our German majors benefit from forming close working relationships with their peers and professors through activities like Stammtisch, a weekly conversation table,

In addition to the requirements for all foreign language majors as described in the first panel.

 

  • German 3030: Conversation
  • German 3040: Grammar and Composition
  • German 3150: Introduction to Literature
  • German 3370: Civilization
  • German 4030: Advanced Conversation
  • German 4040: Advanced Composition and Stylistics

and 12 credit hours of electives in German at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Additional Requirements for Spanish

As the number of Spanish-speakers residing in the United States is greater than the populations of most countries that claim Spanish as an official language, Spanish is an extremely important language in the this country. Proficiency in Spanish is vital in almost every service industry in the U.S. as well as in private industry. Whether your future plans include working in civil service or corporate America, a major in Spanish can give you the competitive edge you need to compete in today’s job market.

In addition to the requirements for all foreign language majors as described in the first panel.

 

  • Spanish 3030: Conversation
  • Spanish 3040: Grammar and Composition
  • Spanish 4030: Advanced Conversation
  • Spanish 4040: Advanced Composition and Stylistics
  • Six credit hours from

    Spanish 3170: Survey of Spanish Literature I
    Spanish 3180: Survey of Spanish Literature II
    Spanish 3210: Survey of Latin American Literature I
    Spanish 3220: Survey of Latin American Literature II

  • Three credit hours from

    Spanish 3410: Spanish Civilization
    Spanish 3420: Latin American Civilization

and 9 credit hours of electives in Spanish at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Note: Native speakers of Spanish should see their departmental advisor regarding major requirements.

 

ADVISING

The Spring 2015 schedule will be available on-line starting on Friday, October 17th. Advising for Spring 2015 will begin on Wednesday, October 22nd. Contact your advisor to make an appointment. Advisors are assigned based on the langauges of instruction and the first letter of your last name:

FRENCH

Last Names
Advisor:
Email:
Phone:
Office:
A-L
Dr. Gascoigne
(402) 554-2862
301T
M-Z
Dr. Parnell
(402) 554-3029
301S

GERMAN

 

Last Names:
Advisor:
Email:
Phone:
Office:
A-Z
Dr. Bloom
(402) 554-4989
301A

RUSSIAN

 

Last Names
Advisor:
Email:
Phone:
Office:
A-Z
Dr. Novikov
(402) 554-4840
301O

SPANISH

 

Last Names:
Advisor:
Email:
Phone:
Office:
A-C
Dr. Bloom
(402) 554-4989
301A
D-G
Dr. Carballal
(402) 554-4838
301N
H-J
Dr. Garcia
(402) 554-4837
301R
K-N
Dr. Di Stefano
(402) 554-4844
301B
O-S
Dr. Torres
(402) 554-3749
301D
T-Z
Dr. Walls
(402) 554-3620
301H

ALL OTHER LANGUAGES

 

Last Names:

Advisor:

Email:

Phone:

Office:

A-Z

Dr. Bloom

melaniebloom@unomaha.edu

(402) 554-4989

301A