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Modern Languages & Literatures Minor Requirements

French

French and Francophone Studies Academic Minor

(16 credits above 300-level)
  • FREN 305 Readings in French Literature and Society
  • FREN 375 French Civilization and Identity
  • FREN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar: Contemporary French Society
  • One elective at 300 level or above
French and Francophone Studies Teaching Minor

(16 credits above 300-level)

A teaching minor is available only to students earning an education degree.
  • FREN 305 Readings in French Literature and Society
  • FREN 375 French Civilization and Identity
  • FREN 390 Advanced Conversation and Composition (taken during the immersion experience)
  • One elective
In addition, all students seeking certification to teach a modern language must complete a language immersion experience in an educational setting of at least six to eight weeks in a country where French is primarily spoken.

French Language Certificate

A French language certificate is available and recognizes successful demonstration of intermediate-level proficiency in the language for students that choose not to pursue a language major or minor. The certificate recognizes competency equivalent to the successful completion of the FREN 101-204 sequence with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better in the language courses counting toward the certificate. The course that demonstrates successful completion of the certificate must be taken at St. Norbert College through the modern languages and literatures curriculum and the student must earn a “B” or higher in this course. A student who places beyond the 204 level (e.g., 304 or 305) still must complete one class on campus and receive a grade of “B” or higher in that class. A student who might be interested in a certificate could take four classes (FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 203, FREN 204) at St. Norbert College. However, students who might be interested in a certificate could place into FREN 203 or FREN 204 and would only have to take one, or at most, two classes.
 

German

German Minor

(16 credits at 300-level and above)
  • GERM 304 German Composition or GERM 305 Introduction to German Literature and Literary Criticism
  • GERM 375 German Civilization 1
  • GERM 376 German Civilization 2
  • GERM 390 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition
German Teaching Minor

A teaching minor is available only to students earning an education degree. Four courses above 300 constitute a minor. For German, these courses are GERM 304 or GERM 305, GERM 375, GERM 376 and GERM 390 (taken during the immersion experience). In addition, all students seeking certification to teach a foreign language must complete a language immersion experience in an educational setting at least six to eight weeks in duration in a country where German is primarily spoken.

German Language Certificate

A German language certificate is available that recognizes successful demonstration of intermediate-level proficiency in the language for students that choose not to pursue a language major or minor. The certificate recognizes competency equivalent to the successful completion of the GERM 101-204 sequence with an overall grade point average of 3.00 or above in the language courses counting toward the certificate. The German 204 course that demonstrates successful completion of the certificate must be taken at St. Norbert College through the modern languages and literatures curriculum, and the student must earn a “B” or higher in this course. A student who places beyond the GERM 204 level (e.g. GERM 304 or GERM 305) still must complete one class on campus and receive a grade of “B” or higher in that class. A student interested in a certificate could take four classes (GERM 101, GERM 102, GERM 203, GERM 204) at St. Norbert College. However, students interested in a certificate could place into GERM 203 or GERM 204 and would only have to take one, or at most, two classes.

Japanese

Japanese Minor

All Japanese language courses through JAPN 204 and four of the following courses:
  • JAPN 305 Intermediate Readings, Conversation and Composition
  • JAPN 306 Intensive Intermediate Composition and Grammar
  • JAPN 375 Japanese Civilization
  • JAPN 389 Special Topics or JAPN 390 Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition or JAPN 490 Independent Study at St. Norbert College, and JAPN 320 Advanced Intermediate Conversation (or equivalent) at Sophia University or Tsuru University in Japan.
Japanese Area Studies Minor

All Japanese language courses through JAPN 204 and three of the following courses:
    • JAPN 305 Intermediate Readings, Conversation and Composition
    • JAPN 306 Intensive Intermediate Composition and Grammar
    • JAPN 375 Japanese Civilization
    • JAPN 389 (approved elective)
    • JAPN 320 Advanced Intermediate Conversation (or equivalent) at Sophia or Tsuru University in Japan
    • HUMA 280 Japanese Culture and Society or HIST 362 Modern Japan
    Japanese Language Certificate

    A Japanese Language Certificate recognizes successful demonstration of intermediate-level proficiency in the language for students that choose not to pursue a minor. The certificate recognizes competency equivalent to the successful completion of the JAPN 101-204 sequence with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the language courses counting toward the certificate. The course that demonstrates successful completion of the certificate must be taken at St. Norbert College through the modern languages and literatures curriculum and the student must earn a “B” or higher in this course. A student who places beyond the JAPN 204 level (e.g. JAPN 304 or JAPN 305) still must complete one class on campus and receive a grade of “B” or higher in that class. A student who might be interested in a certificate could take four classes (JAPN 101, JAPN 102, JAPN 203, JAPN 204) at St. Norbert College. However, students who might be interested in a certificate could place into JAPN 203 or JAPN 204 and would only have to take one or, at most, two classes. See modern languages and literatures section for additional information on all College language programs, policies and courses.

Spanish

Spanish Minor 

(16 credits at 300 level or above)
  • SPAN 300 Making Connections: Conversation, Composition and Culture
  • SPAN 301 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature 1 or 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

At least two of the four courses for the Spanish minor must be taken at St. Norbert College.

Spanish Teaching Minor

(16 credits at 300 level or above)

The Spanish teaching minor is only available to education students.

  • SPAN 300 Making Connections: Conversation, Composition and Culture
  • SPAN 301 Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature 1 or 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
In addition, all students seeking certification to teach Spanish must complete an approved language immersion experience of at least six weeks in a Spanish-speaking country. Members of the Spanish faculty have information regarding a variety of suitable programs.

At least two of the four courses for the Spanish teaching minor must be taken at St. Norbert College.

Spanish Language Certificate

A Spanish Language Certificate recognizes successful demonstration of intermediate-level proficiency in the language for students who choose not to pursue a language major or minor. The certificate recognizes competency equivalent to the successful completion of the SPAN 101-204 sequence with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the language courses counting toward the certificate. The course that demonstrates successful completion of the certificate must be taken at St. Norbert College through the modern languages and literatures curriculum and the student must earn a “B” or higher in this course. A student who places beyond the SPAN 204 level (e.g. SPAN 300) still must complete one class on campus and receive a grade of “B” or higher in that class. A student who might be interested in a certificate could take four classes (SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 203, SPAN 204) at St. Norbert College. However, students interested in a certificate could place into SPAN 203 or SPAN 204 and would only have to take one or, at most, two classes.