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The Minor in Foreign Languages

The increasingly international character of virtually every aspect of life today makes the minor in a foreign language a very attractive complement to undergraduate degree programs in business, education, liberal arts, natural sciences, technology, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Foreign Language minors take fifteen hours of advanced courses. They may focus primarily on language courses or combine these with literature and civilization courses.

The Minor in Latin American Studies

With a Latin American Studies minor, you will gain a great deal of international experience and knowledge. With faculty guidance, students combine their major field of study with a focus on Latin American geography, history, politics, cultures and languages. Recently added program areas highlight economic development and international business.

The Minor in Japanese Studies

Established in 1998, the Japanese Studies Japanese Studies minor consists of 14 credit hours of 300- and 400-level courses that combine the study of language and culture. For the completion of the minor, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the minor and complete at least six hours in upper-level Japanese courses at Old Dominion University.

The Minor in European Studies

The minor in European Studies will focus on different aspects of European culture, language, politics, geography, philosophy, and history. Students may declare a minor in European Studies upon successful completion of French, German, or Spanish 311, 312, or the equivalent. An additional 12 credit hours must be taken from the following program areas: Art, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, and Political Science and Geography (see Options 1 and 2).

Option 1

  • 2 courses from Foreign Languages and Literatures, above 312 or the equivalent. One course must be outside the language of proficiency, or can be a FLET course with a European emphasis.
  • 2 courses from related disciplines outside of the Foreign Languages Department.

Option 2

  • 3 courses from Foreign Languages and Literatures, above 312. One course must be outside the language of proficiency, or can be a FLET course with a European emphasis.
  • 1 course from related disciplines outside of the Foreign Languages Department.

Credits can also be earned by studying abroad in Europe. The student's course of study will be determined in consultation with an advisor from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

For further information, please contact Dr. Peter Schulman (French).