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Foreign Languages and Literature Major (BA)

Department of Modern Languages and Classics
200 B.B. Comer Hall
www.as.ua.edu/mlc/
classics@as.ua.edu">Modernlanguagesandclassics@as.ua.edu
French@as.ua.edu
german@as.ua.edu
classics@as.ua.edu

Degree and track requirements. Students earning the bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in foreign languages and literature must complete all University, college (see p. 50-52), and major requirements. These include the general education requirement, all major and track requirements, all requirements for an approved minor, and sufficient other credits to total a minimum of 120 applicable semester hours.

Admission into the major. See course descriptions for information concerning appropriate placement in French, German, and Latin. Students are expected to formally declare a major no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). With the assistance of an advisor in the major department, students should complete the “Declaration of Major” form.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA and all work attempted applicable to the major throughout the entire higher education career.

Major courses. The major in foreign languages and literature requires the successful completion of 30–33 semester hours in one of the following five tracks:

Classical Civilization Track

CoursesHours
LA 201 and LA 202 OR GR 201 and GR 2026
CL 222, CL 225, CL 350, CL 384, CL 385, or CL 3866
CL 345 or CL 3753
CL 3803
PHL 201, ARH 351, ARH 361, HY 235, HY 236, or HY 384
    or CL, LA, or GR electives15
Total33

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The track in classical civilization requires the successful completion of the following courses:

CoursesHours
LA 101 and LA 102* OR GR 101 and GR 102*6

*Or proficiency or placement.

French Track

CoursesHours
FR 2013
FR 2023
FR 3213
FR 3233
FR 4213
FR 331, FR 361, FR 431, or FR 461*6
FR 341 and FR 351*6
FR electives 200 level and above6
Total33

*With approval, 3 hours of topic appropriate FR 470 or FR 480 may substitute.

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The track in French requires the successful completion of the following courses:

CoursesHours
FR 101 and FR 102 (or FR 103)*4–8

*Or proficiency or placement.

German Track

CoursesHours
GN 101 and GN 102 (or GN 103)4–8
GN 2013
GN 2023
GN 3613
GN 3713
GN 3723
GN 403 or GN 4043
GN literature13
GN electives23–7
Total32

1Students must take 3 hours of German literature chosen from the following: GN 250, GN 260, GN 264, GN 265, GN 321, GN 322, GN 323, GN 341, GN 431, or other GN literature course with departmental approval.
2A total of 4 hours in GN 205 and GN 206 may be applied to the 32 required hours in the major.

Greek Track

CoursesHours
GR 2013
GR 2023
GR 3013
GR 3023
GR 4903
CL 345, CL 370, CL 375, CL 380, or LA 4803
CL 222, CL 225, CL 384, CL 385, CL 350, PHL 201,
    ARH 351, ARH 361, or HY 2356
GR or LA electives 200 level or above6
Total30

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The track in Greek requires the successful completion of the following courses:

CoursesHours
GR 101 and GR 102*6

*Or proficiency or placement.

Latin Track

CoursesHours
LA 2013
LA 2023
LA 3013
LA 3023
LA 4903
CL 345, CL 370, CL 375, CL 380, or LA 4803
CL 222, CL 225, CL 384, CL 385, CL 350, PHL 201,
ARH 351, ARH 361, and HY 2356
LA or GR electives 200 level and above6
Total30

Ancillary courses. Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the major GPA. The track in Latin requires the successful completion of the following courses:

CoursesHours
LA 101 and LA 102*6

*Or proficiency or placement.

Upper-level residency. For all tracks, a minimum of 12 hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be earned on this campus.

Required minor. This major requires the completion of a minor.

Additional major requirements. If students test out of any of the courses required for the major, this does not reduce the total number of credit hours required for the major. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester.

Special opportunities. The classics program offers numerous opportunities for students to learn about the ancient world. Students may participate in the Classics Academy Club, become initiated into Eta Sigma Phi, work as peer mentors for CL 222 (Greek and Roman Mythology), and earn credit during the summer study-abroad program in Greece.

Credit options. With the exception of heritage language or bilingual individuals, students placed in intermediate level courses or higher can earn placement credit.

French: Except for heritage language or bilingual individuals, students placed in FR 201 or higher and who earn a grade of “C-” or higher in the course are granted additional credit upon written petition:

PlacementCredit received with grade of “Pass”
FR 201FR 103 (4 hours)
FR 202FR 103 and FR 201 (7 hours)
FR 300- or 400-level    FR 103, FR 201, FR 202 (10 hours)

German: Except for heritage language or bilingual individuals, students placed in GN 201 or higher and who earn a grade of “C-” or higher in the course are granted additional credit upon written petition:

PlacementCredit received with grade of “Pass”
GN 201GN 103 (4 hours)
GN 202GN 103 and GN 201 (7 hours)
GN 300- or 400-level    GN 103, GN 201, GN 202 (10 hours)

Latin: Students placed in LA 201 or higher and who earn a grade of “C-” or higher in the course are granted additional credit upon written petition:

PlacementCredit received with grade of “Pass”
LA 201LA 102 (3 hours)
LA 202LA 102 and LA 201 (6 hours)
LA 300- or 400-level    LA 102, LA 201, LA 202 (9 hours)

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