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Secondary Language & Literature Requirement

In order to broaden their preparation, all students in Literature must undertake study of a secondary language. The range of languages includes ASL, Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.  For those majoring in Spanish Literature, English is also an option. Students will satisfy this requirement by completing the lower-division course sequence in a second language, through the designated terminal lower-division course in that language as outlined below. Students should see an adviser to confirm the selection of the specific courses that will be taken to satisfy the secondary language & literature requirement.

I. The designated terminal course in each language

  • American Sign Language: LISL 1E (see "Linguistics")
  • French: LTFR 2C (or LTFR 50, if taken prior to SU21)
  • German: LTGM 2C
  • Greek: LTGK 3
  • Hebrew: JWSP 3 (see “Jewish Studies”)
  • Italian: LTIT 50
  • Korean: LTKO 2C (or LTKO 3, if taken prior to SU21)
  • Latin: LTLA 3
  • Russian: LTRU 2B
  • Spanish: LTSP 2C or LTSP 2E (or LTSP 50A, 50B, or 50C, if taken prior to SU21)
  • For Spanish Literature majors only,
    • English: Any one of LTEN 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, or 29

Intensive Track Option

The department also offers an intensive secondary language & literature track, which will be noted on the student’s transcript.  This track is encouraged for students who intend to attend graduate school or are interested in international careers.  In addition to the secondary language requirements above, students in the intensive track will complete at least two upper division literature course taught in the language they used to fulfill their secondary language requirement.  Students should consult with the faculty advisor for that language when choosing their upper division course for the intensive track.

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