Nov 14, 2018  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Foreign Languages, B.S.


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Foreign Languages Major


Students pursuing a Foreign Languages major choose the Modern Foreign Languages Concentration.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Modern Foreign Language Concentration


Required Courses (30 credits)


Majors must choose one of the following:*

30 semester hours with at least 24 hours above the intermediate level of French, which must include FREN 361  or FREN 362 , and at least one course on the 400 level;

or

30 semester hours with at least 24 hours above the intermediate level of German, which must include at least one course on the 400 level;

or

30 semester hours with at least 24 hours above the intermediate level of Spanish, which must include SPAN 320  and at least two courses on the 400 level.

Note:


*Students seeking Licensure through the Teacher Education Program (TEP) must choose the Spanish concentration.

B.S. Requirements (36 - 39)


Licensure


Foreign Language Majors (Spanish concentration) who wish to earn licensure (certification) to teach must take and successfully complete 30 credit hours as part of the Spanish concentration in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature. Additional requirements include 36-39 credit hours of professional education coursework in the College of Education and Human Development (see below) and passing scores on the VA DOE mandated exams:

  • VCLA- Virginia Communication & Literacy Assessment
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (Mathematics)
  • Praxis II World Language: Content Knowledge exam

Students must graduate with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. The licensure option satisfies the additional minor and/or major requirement associated with all Foreign Language majors at Radford University.
 

Foreign Language Teaching Concentration Course Requirements (36-39 credit hours)


Electives (6-23 credit hours)


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120


Graduation Requirements


To graduate with a major in Foreign Languages and Literatures, a student must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher in all courses attempted in the major.

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