Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages
For a major in modern languages, a student selects either French or Spanish as his/her primary language and the other as his/her secondary language. The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all modern language courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* All Modern Language Department majors must take a comprehensive exam. Seniors take the exam the semester of their intended graduation.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Modern Laguages majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
St. Bonaventure University, through its membership in College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), oversees study opportunities in non-English speaking environments. A program of study in Spanish language, liberal arts and business at the International Institute in Seville and the University of Seville is available. A similar program in Italy is also available to qualified students. Program locations are Rome, Florence and Venice. In France three locations, Avignon, Toulon and Aix-en-Provence, offer students the choice of language immersion, business courses or a liberal arts curriculum.
Modern language majors are strongly encouraged to spend a semester or year in overseas study at the appropriate location. These programs are open to non-majors as well. Three short-term programs of two weeks’ duration each are offered in Quebec, Mexico and Spain in the fields of French or Spanish language and civilization. Three credits in Intermediate French or Spanish 202 may be earned. Majors and non-majors may participate in these courses.
For a wealth of additional information, see the SBU Study Abroad Web site.