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MODERN LANGUAGES PROGRAM

 The Modern Languages program offers courses in French, German, and Spanish. The major in Modern Languages requires a concentration in one of these three languages (30 or 33 hours beyond 202) and a second modern language (3 hours at the 202-level or above).   No grade below C in the language of the concentration is accepted for graduation requirements for the major or minor in that language.
    
Students preparing to teach must take 33-36 semester hours of modern foreign language, including courses in advanced grammar and composition, conversation, culture and civilization, literature, applied linguistics, and methods. Students meeting endorsement requirements will be certified to teach a modern language at all levels from Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Second language endorsement  requires 24 semester hours (at least 12 of which must be beyond intermediate level). Advanced placement reduces proportionately the number of hours required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for endorsement. Majors must have a 2.50 GPA, both cumulatively and in the major, prior to student teaching.
    
Modern Language majors are required to complete at least one regular semester in a college-approved study abroad program. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 to be eligible for study abroad. Longwood sponsors regular semester study abroad programs with the University of Salzburg in Austria, with Heidelberg College at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, with the VENUSA program in Merida, Venezuela, and with the Institute of Spanish Studies in Valencia,  Spain. The college also offers regular semester abroad programs sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange at various universities in France. Summer programs are available in France, Spain, Venezuela, and with the University of the Antilles in Martinique.
    
Supporting courses are recommended in the other humanities. Greek, Latin, and Russian may be taken at Hampden-Sydney College.

ASSESSMENT

The Department requires student outcomes assessment testing prior to graduation.

FRENCH

Faculty
B. McRae Amoss, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of French

Geneviève Brock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of French
Francis X. Moore, III, Ph.D., Associate Professor of French

John F. Reynolds, Ph.D.,
Professor of Modern Languages

The French concentration of the Modern Language major requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours in French beyond FREN 202 and the completion of a minimum of three credit hours of work in a second language at the 202-level or higher. Students are required to complete the equivalent of one semester study abroad in a college-approved program, such as affiliate programs in France sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange.

GERMAN

Faculty
Geoffrey C. Orth, Ph.D.,
Professor of German

John F. Reynolds, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Languages

The German concentration of the Modern Language major requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours in German beyond GERM 202 and the completion of a minimum of three credit hours of work in a second language at the 202-level or higher. Students are required to complete the equivalent of one semester study abroad in a college-approved program, such as the Longwood affiliate programs at the University of Salzburg and with Heidelberg College at the University of Heidelberg.

SPANISH

Faculty
Ruth Budd, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Spanish
Lily Anne Goetz, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Spanish

Leland J. L’Hote, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish

The Spanish concentration of the Modern Language major requires the completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours of work beyond SPAN 202 and the completion of three credit hours of work in a second language at the 202-level or higher. Students are required to complete the equivalent of one semester study abroad in a college-approved program, such as the affiliate program in Valencia, Spain at the Institute of Spanish Studies or with the VENUSA program in Merida, Venezuela. 

MODERN LANGUAGES MAJOR, B.A. DEGREE

 A.           General Education Core Requirements. 33 credits.
               
See General Education Requirements 
               
The Department requires PHIL 305, 306, 315, or 316 for satisfaction of Goal 10.

B.             Additional Degree Requirements. 9 credits.
                
See Additional Degree Requirements 

C.             Major Requirements.
                
FRENCH CONCENTRATION/30 credits 
                Successful completion of college-approved study abroad program

FREN 330  Civilization and Culture/ 3 credits
FREN 341 A Survey of French Literature I:  The Middle Ages Through the Enlightenment/3 credits
FREN 342 Survey of French Literature II:  Romanticism Through the New Novel/3 credits
FREN 401 Advanced Grammar/3 credits
FREN 402 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics/ 3 credits
One 400-level literature course/ 3 credits
FREN 461 Senior Seminar:  Literature in Cultural/Historical Context/3 credits
French electives numbered 300 and above/ 9 credits

                

GERMAN CONCENTRATION/30 credits
Successful completion of college-approved study abroad program
GERM 330 Civilization and Culture/3 credits
GERM 341 Survey of German Literature I:  The Age of Goethe/3 credits
GERM 342 Survey of German Literature II:  Realism to the Present/3 credits
GERM 401 Advanced Grammar and Composition/3 credits
GERM 402  Advanced Conversation and Phonetics/3 credits
One 400-level literature course/ 3 credits
GERM 461 Senior Seminar:  Literature in Cultural/Historical Context/3 credits
German electives numbered 300 and above/ 9 credits

 

SPANISH CONCENTRATION/33 credits
Successful completion of college-approved study abroad program
SPAN 320  Advanced Spanish/3 credits
SPAN 330  Spanish Civilization and Culture/3 credits
SPAN 331  Latin American Civilization and Culture/3 credits
SPAN 341 Survey of Spanish Literature I:  Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque/3 credits
SPAN 342   Survey of Spanish Literature II:  Neoclassicism to the Present/ 3 credits or
SPAN 351 Survey of Spanish American Literature I:  The Age of Discovery and the Colonial Period/3 credits
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish American Literature II:  The Era of Independence to the Present/3 credits
SPAN 401 Advanced Grammar and Composition/3 credits
SPAN 402  Advanced Conversation and Phonetics/3 credits
One 400-level literature course/ 3 credits
SPAN 461 Senior Seminar:  Literature in Cultural/Historical Context/3 credits
Spanish electives numbered 300 and above/ 3 credits

   

D. N,K-12 Teaching Endorsement. 37-40 credits.
(Students will have four field experiences -- EDUC 265, 370, and two settings in FREN/GERM/SPAN 482. In accordance with state licensure regulations, these experiences must include settings at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Each student must make appropriate arrangements with Coordinator of Student Teaching and Field Services in the Department of Education to ensure that this requirement is met.) 

 

French Concentration/40 credits
FREN 320  Advanced French/3 credits
FREN 400  Approaches to Teaching French/3 credits
EDUC 245 Human Growth and Development/3 credits
EDUC 260 Introduction to Teaching/2 credits
EDUC 265  Education Practicum I/3 credits
EDUC 299 Application for Teacher Preparation/0 credits
EDUC 370 Practicum II/3 credits 
EDUC 380 Classroom Assessment/2 credits
EDUC 430 Reading in Content Area/2 credits
EDUC 484 Media and Technology/1 credit
EDUC 487 Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits
EDUC 489 Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits
Professional Semester:
FREN 482 Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary French Classroom/11 credits
EDUC 488 Education Seminar/1 credit

                 

German Concentration/40 credits
GERM 320 Advanced German/3 credits
GERM 400 Approaches to Teaching German/3 credits
EDUC 245 Human Growth and Development/3 credits 
EDUC 260 Introduction to Teaching/2 credits 
EDUC 265 Education Practicum I/3 credits 
EDUC 299 Application for Teacher Preparation/0 credits
EDUC 370 Practicum II/3 credits
EDUC 380 Classroom Assessment/2 credits
EDUC 430 Reading in the Content Area/2 credits
EDUC 484 Media and Technology/1 credit
EDUC 487 Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits
EDUC 489 Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits
Professional semester: 
GERM 482  Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary German Classroom/11 credits
EDUC 488 Education Seminar/1 credit

   

Spanish Concentration/37 credits
SPAN 400 Approaches to Teaching Spanish/3 credits
EDUC 245 Human Growth and Development/3 credits 
EDUC 260 Introduction to the Teaching Profession/2 credits
EDUC 265 Education Practicum I/3 credits
EDUC 299 Application for Teacher Preparation/0 credits
EDUC 370  Practicum II/3 credits 
EDUC 380 Classroom Assessment/2 credits
EDUC 430 Reading in the Content Area/2 credits
EDUC 484 Media and Technology/1 credit
EDUC 487 Classroom Management and System Issues/3 credits
EDUC 489 Survey of Exceptional Children/3 credits
Professional semester:
SPAN 482 Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary Spanish Classroom/11 credits
EDUC 488 Education Seminar/1 credit

           

E.  General Electives for B.A. degree - 45-48 credits
General Electives for B.A. Degree with N,K-12 Teaching Endorsement - 8-11 
F. Total Credits Required for B.A. in Modern Languages - 120 

MINOR IN FRENCH, GERMAN, or SPANISH

I. The minor in French, German, or Spanish requires 18 hours of concentration at the 200 level or above, to include:
French Minor
FREN 330 Civilization and Culture/3 credits
FREN 341 A Survey of French Literature I:  The Middle Ages Through the Enlightenment/3 credits
or FREN 342

A Survey of French Literature II:  Romanticism Through the New Novel/3 credits

French Electives/12 credits
German Minor
GERM 330
Civilization and Culture/3 credits
GERM 341 Survey of German Literature I:  The Age of Goethe/3 credits
or GERM 342 Survey of German Literature II:  Realism to the Present/3 credits
German Electives/12 credits
Spanish Minor
SPAN 330  Spanish Civilization and Culture/3 credits
SPAN 331 Latin American Civilization and Culture/3 credits
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 341 Survey of Spanish Literature I:  Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque/3 credits
SPAN 342 Survey of Spanish Literature II:  Neoclassicism to the Present/3 credits
Choose one of the following:
SPAN 351  Survey of Spanish American Literature I:  The Age of Discovery and the Colonial Period/3 credits
SPAN 352 Survey of Spanish American Literature II:  The Era of Independence to the Present/3 credits
Spanish Electives/6 credits
Greek, Latin and Russian are available at Hampden-Sydney College.
 
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