History and Modern Languages | St. Lawrence University Modern Languages

History and Modern Languages

Four majors offered: History and French, History and Spanish, History and German, and History and Multi-Languages:

The interdisciplinary history and modern 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 Modern 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.

French & Spanish:

Required courses – Seven courses at the 103 or higher level. 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:

Required courses - Seven courses at the 101 or higher level. 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.

(Students must check with the department to make sure that the courses needed to complete this major are offered. )

Multi-language:
Three courses in one language plus three courses in the concentration language at the 103 level and above.

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