36 credits which must include:
- Declaration of a concentration in one Target Language (FRN, GRM, or SPN);
- Successful completion of WLC 101;
- Students should be aware that a maximum of 10 credits (including WLC 101) may be taken wherein the primary language of instruction is English; courses must be pre-approved by WLC department.
- Of the minimum 26 credits in the target language, no more than 4 credits from the 100 level may count towards the major, and a minimum of 12 credits must be upper-level coursework.
- Study in a country where the target language is spoken is highly recommended.
- Language Proficiency must be demonstrated by taking an approved external proficiency exam. Majors are expected to perform at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Intermediate High proficiency level (as averaged across the four skills listening, speaking, reading, writing).
- Students will write and defend in open forum an acceptable paper of moderate length in the target language reflecting on their language and culture study, study abroad experience (if applicable), and how the role of language and culture combines with the mission of a liberal arts education. Details and linguistic expectations will be determined in consultation with WLC faculty.