Minors

Minors offered in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

  • Central/East European Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Central/East European Studies

A minor in Central/East European Studies requires a minimum ★18 to a maximum of ★42 as specified below, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Required courses include:
★6 in one language at the 200-level or above, selected from Hungarian, Polish, Russian or Ukrainian

★6 selected from
HIST 316
HIST 317
HIST 318 - Modern Ukraine
HIST 319
HIST 312
HIST 322 - Russia in the 20th Century
MLCS 311
MLCS 312
POL S 370 - Politics of the European Union
★6 selected from
HIST 415
HIST 416 - Topics in Eastern European History
HIST 419 - Topics in Soviet History
SLAV 469
SLAV 468
SLAV 499 - Special Topics

Notes
For additional courses, students should select from MLCS 471, POL S 486, SLAV 401, SLAV 499, UKR 410, or from 400-level courses in Polish or Russian or Ukrainian literature, as well as from 400-level History and Slavic courses listed above.
Students already majoring in Polish, Russian or Ukrainian must satisfy requirement of ★6 in one language at the 200-level or above by studying a second Slavic language.
Students are advised to consult with the Undergraduate Advisors for Polish, Russian or Ukrainian in MLCS before embarking on a Minor in CEES.

French

A minor in French requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level including FREN 310 and at least ★6 at the 400-level.

German

A minor in German requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level in German.

Required courses are:
GERM 342 - Introduction to Translation: German and English
GERM 343 - Postwar Cultures
 
GERM 340 - Introduction to the Study of Modern German Literature OR
GERM 353 - Myths, Tales, and Legends

One of
GERM 306 - German/English Phonetics and Phonology
GERM 316 - Introduction to German Applied Linguistics
GERM 317 - Teaching German as a Foreign Language
Note:
The Department encourages students to consult the Undergraduate Academic Advisor for German Studies.

Refer to Notes in Honors in German.

Italian Studies

A minor in Italian Studies requires a minimum of ★18 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Required courses are
ITAL 205 - Topics in Italian Studies
ITAL 211 - Second-Year Italian I
ITAL 212 - Second-Year Italian II

Latin American Studies

A minor in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of ★18 to a maximum of ★42 in LA ST or cross-listed Latin American Studies courses at the senior level.

Required courses include
LA ST 205 - Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
LA ST 210 - South America
★12 in additional senior-level LA ST or cross-listed LA ST courses, which must include ★3 in LA ST at the 300-level or above and at least an additional ★3 in LA ST courses at the 400-level.

Notes
A minor in Latin American Studies may be combined with a major in Spanish.
See Cross-Listed Courses for regulations concerning cross-listed courses.
Variable Content/Selected Topics Courses: Courses with variable content may, on approval of the Department Advisor may be used for credit when they have appropriate subject matter. Please consult the Spanish & Latin American Studies Advisor and/or the LA ST Course Guide for a current list of approved courses and further details.

Polish

A minor in Polish requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

In addition to POLSH options, students may select from

Russian

A minor in Russian requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including at least ★6 at the 400-level.

Scandinavian

The Department requires
Also see Minor.

DANSK 211 AND
DANSK 212
OR
NORW 211 - Second-Year Norwegian I AND
NORW 212 - Second-Year Norwegian II
OR
SWED 211 - Second-Year Swedish I AND
SWED 212 - Second-Year Swedish II (OR equivalent)
 
plus ★6 at the 300- or 400-level.

Spanish

A minor in Spanish requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level, including ★3 at the 400-level.

Ukrainian

A minor in Ukrainian Culture, Language and Literature emphasizes language proficiency in the cultural context, and requires a minimum of ★15 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level.

Required courses include
★3 selected from
UKR 400
UKR 403
UKR 404
UKR 405
UKR 406
UKR 407
UKR 410
UKR 411
★3 selected from
SLAV 467
SLAV 468
SLAV 469
UKR 415
UKR 469
UKR 471
UKR 472
UKR 473
UKR 474
UKR 475
Note:
Students beginning their minor at the 300 level of language proficiency or higher may satisfy their minimum requirements by selecting additional courses from those listed.

Minor in Ukrainian Folklore

A minor in Ukrainian Folklore requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 at the senior level.

Required courses are
★6 selected from
UKR 327
UKR 422
UKR 423
UKR 424
UKR 425
UKR 426
UKR 427
INT D 439 - Ukrainian Dance