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Modern Languages & Literatures Major Requirements

Major programs are offered in French, German and Spanish. Complete descriptions of the majors can be found below. Language majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a country where the language they are studying is spoken. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad, although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.

Culture and literature courses taught in English do not fulfill language major or minor requirements.

French

French and Francophone Studies Major

(16 credits above 300-level, plus one of the two tracks below)
  • FREN 305 Readings in French Literature and Society
  • FREN 360 Francophone Societies Through Literature and Film
  • FREN 375 French Civilization and Identity
  • FREN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar: Contemporary French Society
Literature, Society and Culture Track (16 credits)
  • FREN 320 Masterpieces of French Literature
  • Three electives taken abroad focused on this track, approved by the French faculty.
French for the Professions Track (16 credits)
  • FREN 325 French for the Professions
  • Three electives taken abroad focused on this track, approved by the French faculty.
French majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a country where French is spoken. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad, although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.
 

German

German Major

(32 credits)
  • GERM 304 German Composition or GERM 305 Introduction to German Literature and Literary Criticism
  • GERM 350 Modern German Literature
  • GERM 375 German Civilization 1
  • GERM 376 German Civilization 2
  • GERM 389 Special Topics
  • GERM 390 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition
  • GERM 400 Senior Capstone Seminar
  • GERM 490 Independent Study
German majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a country where German is spoken. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.

Spanish

Spanish Major

(32 credits)
  • SPAN 300 Making Connections: Conversation, Composition and Culture 
  • SPAN 301 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature 1 
  • SPAN 302 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature 2 
  • SPAN 365 Latin American Civilization: South America and the Caribbean or SPAN 370 Latin American Civilization: Mexico and Central America 
  • SPAN 375 Spanish Civilization 
  • One SPAN 389 Special Topics (must be taken at St. Norbert College) 
  • SPAN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar (must be taken at St. Norbert College) 
  • One SPAN 300-level elective

At least five of the eight courses for the Spanish major must be taken at St. Norbert College. Spanish majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a Spanish-speaking country. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.

French

French and Francophone Studies Major

(16 credits above 300-level, plus one of the two tracks below)
  • FREN 305 Readings in French Literature and Society
  • FREN 360 Francophone Societies Through Literature and Film
  • FREN 375 French Civilization and Identity
  • FREN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar: Contemporary French Society
Literature, Society and Culture Track (16 credits)
  • FREN 320 Masterpieces of French Literature
  • Three electives taken abroad focused on this track, approved by the French faculty.
French for the Professions Track (16 credits)
  • FREN 325 French for the Professions
  • Three electives taken abroad focused on this track, approved by the French faculty.
French majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a country where French is spoken. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad, although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.
 

German

German Major

(32 credits)
  • GERM 304 German Composition or GERM 305 Introduction to German Literature and Literary Criticism
  • GERM 350 Modern German Literature
  • GERM 375 German Civilization 1
  • GERM 376 German Civilization 2
  • GERM 389 Special Topics
  • GERM 390 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition
  • GERM 400 Senior Capstone Seminar
  • GERM 490 Independent Study
German majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a country where German is spoken. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.

Spanish

Spanish Major

(32 credits)
  • SPAN 300 Making Connections: Conversation, Composition and Culture 
  • SPAN 301 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature 1 
  • SPAN 302 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature 2 
  • SPAN 365 Latin American Civilization: South America and the Caribbean or SPAN 370 Latin American Civilization: Mexico and Central America 
  • SPAN 375 Spanish Civilization 
  • One SPAN 389 Special Topics (must be taken at St. Norbert College) 
  • SPAN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar (must be taken at St. Norbert College) 
  • One SPAN 300-level elective

At least five of the eight courses for the Spanish major must be taken at St. Norbert College. Spanish majors are required to complete at least one academic semester in a Spanish-speaking country. A minimum cumulative St. Norbert College GPA of 2.75 is required for study abroad although individual programs may have a higher GPA requirement.