History and World Languages | St. Lawrence University Modern Languages

History and World Languages

The interdisciplinary history and world languages majors allow students to deepen their understanding of the non-English-speaking world by learning about the historical development of the areas in which languages are utilized and exploring historical topics with a much broader range of historical sources than would be possible with only a knowledge of English. The combined majors afford students enhanced opportunities to excel in ways that make them stronger applicants for graduate study as well as for jobs in fields in which language and cultural competency, as well as research and analysis skills, are required (such as diplomacy, international business or law, and public history).

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 History and World Languages departments in the last term of their junior year. Such projects must have the approval of both departments. Although not required, participation in an abroad program related to one’s language specialization is strongly recom­mended.

Requirements: *Starting Fall 2021 

French & Spanish:
7 Required courses:  
A)   6 courses at the 103 level or above
B)   1 Cultural course taken in English through the Modern Languages Dept.  and related to the field
Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 upon completion of a higher-level course in this language and will need only five units of this language to complete the major.
 
Arabic, Chinese, German and Italian:
7 Required courses:
A)   4 courses at the 101 level or above
B)   3 Cultural courses taken in English through the Modern Languages Dept.  and related to the field
Students already proficient at the beginning level will receive credit for 101 and 102 upon completion of a higher-level course in this language and will need only five units of this language to complete the major.

Multi-language:
7 Required courses:
A)   3 courses in one language
B)   3 courses in the concentration language at the 103 level and above
C)   1 Cultural course taken in English through the Modern Languages Dept. and related to the field

History component- 7 courses. For further details visit the Department of History website.