Foreign Language Minor
Why Minor in a Foreign Language?
Proficiency in foreign languages and world cultures are crucial assets in a world that is increasingly interdependent and interconnected by global media and markets. Graduates with foreign language skills and international understanding are better prepared to participate and succeed in the global marketplace. Our Foreign Languages Minor will help you become a more globally engaged and cross-culturally aware citizen.
Minoring in a foreign language will help you:
- gain proficiency in another language;
- improve your cognitive abilities as you develop the writing, speaking, and listening skills needed to be globally engaged;
- gain greater awareness and understanding of different cultural values, priorities, and concerns;
- learn to apply cross-cultural awareness in social and professional settings.
- A minimum of 15 credit hours in courses at the 3000 and 4000 level are required for a minor in French, German, Russian or Spanish.
- Requirements for a minor in French, German, Russian or Spanish are 3030, Conversation and 3040, Grammar and Composition and nine credit hours of electives in the language at the 3000 or 4000 level.
- Native speakers of any of these languages should see a departmental advisor regarding placement.