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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages, B.A.


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Objectives


The aim of the Modern Languages Major is twofold: to enable students to develop proficiency in the four language skills—aural, oral, speaking, and writing—in two modern languages, and to develop cultural literacy.

Through a structured and carefully planned group of course offerings and a strong recommendation to participate for a semester or a summer in study abroad programs, the Modern Languages Major will prepare students for a world in which intercultural understanding provides the basis for mutual respect, global harmony, and social justice.

The program will encourage and advise students to embark in study abroad experiences, research opportunities, extracurricular activities, and community-based learning opportunities that will prepare them to speak, understand, and write two foreign languages as well as linguistically analyze them, to know the principal aspects of some of the cultures where those languages are spoken, and to exercise intercultural awareness.

The major is highly desirable for those interested in international communications and access to immigrant populations, in areas including but not limited to business, teaching, social work, theology, law, theatre, and the visual arts. Competence in more than one foreign language, a keen awareness of cultures, and an understanding of the structure of language itself is a compelling combination of skills that will prepare the student for employment in a globalized economy.

Modern Languages Student Learning Outcomes


Modern Languages majors will know:

  • The principal aspects of two foreign languages and cultures
  • The tools to analyze languages and cultures
  • The principal aspects of two cultures and civilizations through the study of their cultural productions such as literature, art, social practices, and media.

Modern Languages majors will be able to:

  • Speak, understand, and write two foreign languages as well as linguistically analyze them
  • Read a variety of texts in two languages and discuss their content, technique, and cultural significance.

Modern Languages majors will be able to demonstrate that they value:

  • Two distinct cultures and civilizations and their cultural productions
  • Increasing intercultural awareness
  • Multilingualism and the world it opens up for them.

Major Requirements


Two languages combined:


  • Chinese/French
  • Chinese/German
  • Chinese/Italian
  • Chinese/Spanish
  • French/German
  • French/Italian
  • French/Spanish
  • German/Italian
  • German/Spanish
  • Italian/Spanish

Lower Division Requirements:


24 semester hours consisting of a selection of courses in two languages from

Upper Division Requirements:


31 semester hours in upper division courses:

12 semester hours in one language and 12 semester hours in a second language


Chinese:

German:

Italian:

6 semester hours


1 semester hour


Also, these courses are recommended in other departments:


Modern Languages Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 15 semester hours per semester (5 classes). By following the model below, a student will complete all lower division core requirements by the end of the sophomore year as well as all major prerequisites. Note that core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • Language A 101 3 semester hours
  • Language B 101 3 semester hours
  • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • Language A 102 3 semester hours
  • Language B 102 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Language A 102 3 semester hours
  • Language B 102 3 semester hours
  • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • Language A 203 3 semester hours
  • Language B 203 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • Language A 204 3 semester hours
  • Language B 204 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • MDLL 300 Linguistics 3 semester hours
  • Language A Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Language B Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • Language A Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Language B Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • MDLL 500 Senior Capstone Project 1 semester hours
  • Language A Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Language B Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 16 semester hours

Note:


Students may take no more than ten upper division courses in any one department, except for Philosophy, in which the maximum is thirteen.

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