The Dual Language track consists of 2 years of study of two languages. Here the required total of 33 credits reflects the sum of 6 credits earned at the intermediate level of the second language and 18 credit hours of study in language, literature, and culture at the 3000 level or above and, finally, the 9 credit critical concentration. Students select a principal language of specialization and combine it with any of the other languages taught in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Course selections for the 18 credits of advanced electives study will reflect the literature and culture of the first language of specialization (see below).

Preparatory Courses (16-20 credits; not included in the 33 hours for the major)

  • Language A: Semester 1 [AKA1130, ARA1130, CHI1130, FRE1130, GER1130 or GER1125, HAI1130, HBR1130, ITA1130, JPN1130, RUS1130, SWA1130, VTN1130, WOL1130, XHO1130, or YOR1130]
  • Language A: Semester 2 [AKA1131, ARA1131, CHI1131, FRE1131, GER1131 or GER1126, HAI1131, HBR1131, ITA1131, JPN1131, RUS1131, SWA1131, VTN1131, WOL1131, XHO1131, or YOR1131]
  • Language A: Semester 3 [AKA2200, ARA2200, CHI2230, FRE2220, GER2220, HAI2220, HBR2220, ITA2220, JPN2230,  RUS2220, SWA2220, VTN2220, WOL2200, XHO2200, or YOR2200]
  • Language A: Semester 4 [AKA2201, ARA2221, CHI2231, FRE2221, GER2240, HAI2201, HBR2221, ITA2221, JPN2231, RUS3400, SWA2201, VTN2221, WOL2201, XHO2201, YOR2201]

 COURSES REQUIRED FOR THE MAJOR

I. SECOND LANGUAGE OF SPECIALIZATION (16-18 credits of which 6 earned at intermediate level will count towards the major):

  • Language B: Semester 1 [AKA1130, ARA1130, CHI1130, FRE1130, GER1130 or GER1125, HAI1130, HBR1130, ITA1130, JPN1130, RUS1130, SWA1130, VTN1130, WOL1130, XHO1130, or YOR1130]
  • Language B: Semester 2 [AKA1131, ARA1131, CHI1131, FRE1131, GER1131 or GER1126, HAI1131, HBR1131, ITA1131, JPN1131, RUS1131, SWA1131, VTN1131, WOL1131, XHO1131, or YOR1131]
  • Language B: Semester 3 [AKA2200, ARA2200, CHI2230, FRE2220, GER2220, HAI2220, HBR2220, ITA2220, JPN2230, RUS2220, SWA2220, VTN2220, WOL2200, XHO2200, or YOR2200]
  • Language B: Semester 4 [AKA2201, ARA2221, CHI2231, FRE2221, GER2240, HAI2201, HBR2221, ITA2221, JPN2231, RUS3400, SWA2201, VTN2221, WOL2201, XHO2201, YOR2201]

 II. ADVANCED ELECTIVES FOR THE MAJOR (18 credits of advanced language and culture study):

Specific course offerings in this section will depend on the language(s) selected, but these courses should be selected from the advanced elective offerings (3000/4000 level courses) associated with the first language of specialization and its broader geographical area of cultural influence. Selections should include at least two courses at the 4000 level.

Students should consult with the undergraduate coordinator to determine the best course of study and to be advised as to selecting a practically and intellectually advantageous language pairing.

III. CRITICAL CONCENTRATION (9 credits from ONE of the following concentrations):

  1. Comparative Cultural Studies
ABT 3500 Arabic Culture (3 credits)

ARA 3510 The Arab Woman (3 credits)

CHT 3500 Chinese Culture (3 credits)

CHT 3513 Taoism & Chinese Culture (3 credits)

CZT 3564 Modern Czech Culture & Society (3 credits)

FRT 3004 Monuments & Masterpieces of France (3 credits)

FRT 3561 Women in French Lit/Cinema (3-4 credits)

GET 3003 German Culture & Civilization 1 (3 credits)

GET 3004 Modern German Culture & Civilization (3 credits)

HAI 3930 Haitian Culture & Society (3 credits)

HAT 3503 Haitian Culture & Literature (3 credits)

HAT 3564 Haitian Culture & Society (3 credits)

ITT 3540 Crime Fiction & Film in Italy (3 credits)

ITT 3700 Italian Perspectives on Holocaust (3 credits)

ITT 3930 Special Topics in Italian (3 credits)

JPT 3500 Japanese Culture (3 credits)

JPT 4502 Japanese Folklore (3 credits)

PLT 3504 19th c. Polish Culture & Society (3 credits)

PLT 3564 Modern Polish Culture & Society (3 credits)

RUT 3500 Russian Cultural Heritage (3 credits)

RUT 3501 Cont. Russian Culture & Society (3 credits)

RUT 3503 Violence & Terror in Russian Experience (3 credits)

RUT 3504 Russia Today (3 credits)

RUT 3530 Russia’s Struggle with Nature (3 credits)

RUT 3600 20th Century through Slavic Eyes (3 credits)

VTT 3500 Vietnamese Culture (3 credits)

YOT 3500 Yoruba Diaspora in New World (3 credits)

  1. Film and Visual Culture
CHI 4930 Special Topics in Chinese (3 credits)

CHT 3391 Chinese Film and Media (4 credits)

CZT 3520 Modern Czech Cinema (4 credits)

FRT 3520 French Cinema (4 credits)

FRT 3561 Women in French Lit/Cinema (3-4 credits)

FRT 4523 Euro Identities, Euro Cinema (4 credits)

GET 3520 Early German Cinema (4 credits)

GET 3580 War in Lit/Visual Media (3 credits)

GET 3581 Lit and Arts of the Holocaust (3 credits)

GET 4291 Women and German Cinema (4 credits)

GET 4293 New German Cinema (4 credits)

GET 4930 Variable Topics in German (3 credits)

HBR 4930 Special Topics (3 credits)

ITT 3521 Italian Cinema (4 credits)

ITT 3540 Crime Fiction & Film in Italy (3 credits)

ITT 3541 Italian Mafia Movies (3 credits)

ITT 3930 Special Topics in Italian (3 credits)

JPN 4930 Special Topics in Japanese (3 credits)

JPT 3391 Intro to Japanese Film (4 credits)

PLT 3520 Polish Cinema (4 credits)

SSA 4930 Special Topics: African Film (3 credits)

  1. Literary Studies
ABT 3130 Arabic Literary Heritage (3 credits)

CHI 4930 Special Topics in Chinese (3 credits)

CHT 3110 Chinese Literary Heritage (3 credits)

CHT 3123 Pre-modern Chinese Fiction (3 credits)

CHT 3124 Modern Chinese Fiction (3 credits)

CHT 4111 Dream of the Red Chamber (3 credits)

CHT 4122 Religious Dimensions of Late Imperial Chinese Literature (3 credits)

CHT 4603 Journey to the West (3 credits)

FRT 3004 Monuments & Masterpieces of France   (3 credits)

FRT 3561 Women in French Lit/Cinema (3-4 credits)

GET 3200 Literature of Knighthood (3 credits)

GET 3501 History, Literature, Arts of Berlin (3 credits)

GET 3580 War in Lit/Visual Media (3 credits)

GET 3581 Lit and Arts of the Holocaust (3 credits)

GET 4930 Variable Topics in German (3 credits)

HAT 3503 Haitian Culture & Lit. in Translation (3 credits)

HBR 4930 Special Topics in Hebrew (3 credits)

HBT 3223 Identity/Dissent in Hebrew Short Story (3 credits)

HBT 3233 Israeli History & Cont. Novel (3 credits)

HBT 3562 Jews & Arabs in Mod. Hebrew Fiction (3 credits)

HBT 3563 Women in Mod. Hebrew Fiction (3 credits)

HBT 3564 Motherhood Mod. Hebrew Lit. (3 credits)

ITT 3431 Italy & Pilgrimages (3 credits)

ITT 3540 Crime Fiction & Film in Italy (3 credits)

ITT 3700 Italian Perspectives Holocaust (3 credits)

ITT 3930 Special Topics Italian (3 credits)

JPT 3100 Tales of Kyoto (3 credits)

JPT 3120 Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation (3 credits)

JPT 3121 Contemporary Japanese Lit.: Postwar to Postmodern (3 credits)

JPT 3140 Modern Women Writers (3 credits)

JPT 3150 Classical Japanese Poetry (3 credits)

JPT 3300 Samurai War Tales (3 credits)

JPT 4130 Tale of Genji (3 credits)

JPT 4502 Japanese Folklore (3 credits)

PLT 3930 Special Topics in Polish (3 credits)

RUT 3101 Russian Masterpieces (3 credits)

RUT 3441 Tolstoy & Dostoevsky (3 credits)

RUT 3442 Themes from Russian Lit. (3 credits)

RUT 3452 20th c. Russian Literature (3 credits)

RUT 3503 Violence & Terror in Russian (3 credits)

RUT 3514 Russian Fairy Tales (3 credits)

RUT 3530 Russia’s Struggle with Nature (3 credits)

RUT 3600 20th c. Slavic Eyes (3 credits)

RUT 3930 Variable Topics Russian (3 credits)

RUT 4440 Pushkin & Gogol (3 credits)

RUT 4450 Russian Modernism (3 credits)

SST 4502 African Oral Literatures (3 credits)

SSW 3303 Swahili Oral Literatures (3 credits)

SSW 4713 African Women Writers (3 credits)

VTN4930 Special Topics in Vietnamese (3 credits)

YOR 4502 Yoruba Oral Literatures (3 credits)

  1. Medieval and Early Modern Studies
CHT 4122 Religious Dimensions of Late Imperial China (3 credits)

GET 3200 Literature of Knighthood (3 credits)

ITT 3431 Italy and Pilgrimages (3 credits)

JPT 3300 Samurai War Tales (3 credits)

MEM 3003 Intro to Medieval World (3 credits)

MEM 3300 Castles and Cloisters (3 credits)

MEM 3301 Palaces and Cities (3 credits)

MEM 3730 Studies in Holy Roman Empire (3 credits)

MEM 3805 Research Methods in Medieval & Early Modern (3 credits)

MEM 3931 Topics Medieval & Early Modern (3 credits)