English and Modern Languages

Two majors offered: English and French and English and Spanish.

The interdisciplinary English and modern languages majors allow students to deepen their knowledge of world literature, to explore connections between authors of the two languages, and/or to develop their creative writing skills.  The combined majors afford students enhanced opportunities  to excel in ways that would make them stronger applicants for graduate study (English graduate students are required to show competency in at least one other language) and also stronger job applicants in fields in which language and cultural competency as well as research and analysis skills are required (diplomacy, law, business). 

It is essential that the student work closely with advisors in both departments in planning his or her program. Students can major in English (Literature or Creative Writing) combined with French or Spanish. Although not required, participation in an abroad program related to one’s language -specialization is strongly recom­mended.

Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the ba­sis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presenta­tion on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the chairs of the English and Modern Languages departments early in the last term of their junior year. Such projects must have the approval of both departments.

FRENCH

1. 201. Advanced French

2. 202. Advanced French: Contemporary France

3. Two elective courses at the 200 or 300 level

4. Two elective courses at the 400 level

5. One unit senior project which would combine both fields

SPANISH

1. 201. Advanced Spanish

2. 202. Hispanic Cultural Studies

3. Two elective courses at the 200 or 300 level

4. Two elective courses at the 400 level

4. One unit senior project which would combine both fields

 

Requirements in English for All Majors: 6 units. For further details visit the Department of English website.