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Language Requirement

Students are strongly advised to complete their language requirement in a language relevant either to their chosen linguistic tradition or to their disciplinary focus. (Note: the language requirement may not be satisfied through the study of English.)

The language requirement is completed by satisfying either of the following:

  • The student is a native speaker of a language other than English
  • The student has completed at least three 300-level courses taught in a language other than English. Note that these courses must have been taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of mid-C or better.

Note that some students may complete the Language Requirement in the course of completing the Primary Linguistic Tradition; however, courses used to satisfy the Language Requirement may not be taught in English.

Note that some courses may count both for the Language Requirement and for the Primary Linguistic Tradition.

Students should fill in the Language section of the Major Progress Form indicating their plan to satisfy the Language Requirement.

Questions regarding the Language Requirement should be directed to the Comparative Literature Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Dawn Marlan.