Minor Requirements

ARABIC STUDIES

The minor requires twelve semester hours from Arabic language courses numbered above ARA 1121. No course taken for the minor may be used for any University language requirement. A list of approved courses may be obtained from the departmental undergraduate office, 364 DIF. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned for all courses taken for the minor (no S/U grades will apply). Directed Individual Study (DIS) hours are not applicable to the minor without prior approval from the Arabic advisor.


CHINESE

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606.
The minor requires twelve semester hours in Chinese courses numbered above CHI 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used to satisfying the minor.


FRENCH

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires twelve semester hours in French courses numbered above 1999. Only one FRT course can count for the French minor. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


GERMAN

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires twelve semester hours in German courses numbered above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


HEBREW

Program Offices: 314 Dodd Hall, 644-1020
The undergraduate minor in Hebrew consists of eighteen semester hours, at least fifteen of which must be Hebrew language courses. The remaining three hours may be in any other Semitic language (Arabic, Aramaic, and Syriac are currently taught at FSU). Students must demonstrate they have completed work in both Biblical and Modern Hebrew, reaching the Intermediate level in one. This will normally mean that they must take at least three hours of Biblical Hebrew and three hours of Modern Hebrew (note that these do not have to be taken as part of the minor). All courses in both Biblical and Modern Hebrew with a grade of "C–" or higher (no S/U grade will apply) can be counted toward the minor. No course counting toward any University language requirement may be counted for the minor. At least nine of the eighteen required hours must be taken at FSU. For more information, contact David Levenson at dlevenson@fsu.edu.


ITALIAN

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires twelve semester hours in Italian courses numbered above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


JAPANESE

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires twelve semester hours in Japanese courses numbered above JPN 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


LINGUISTICS

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires at least twelve semester hours from the linguistics courses listed below; two of these must be core courses.
Core: LIN 3041, LIN 4030, LIN 4040, LIN 4201, LIN 4512, LIN 4905, LIN 4930.
Other: ANT 4640, LIN 3108, EXP 4640, PHI 3220, *RUS 4840, *SPN 4700, *SPN 4840, IDS 2291
Note: Additional courses may count with approval of the linguistics advisor.
*These courses will NOT count toward both a minor in Linguistics and a major in another language.


MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

Program Office: 442 Bellamy, 644-9516
The minor consists of fifteen semester hours and must include intermediate-level (2000 level) competence in Arabic, Hebrew (biblical or modern), or another Middle Eastern language approved by the committee. No more than eight semester hours of language courses may be counted toward the minor. The remaining required hours must come from a list of approved courses that can be obtained from the departmental undergraduate office, 364 DIF. A minimum of seven to nine hours have to be taken at Florida State University. A list of approved courses is available from the program advisor or online at http://mec.fsu.edu. For more information, please see the Middle Eastern Studies chapter of this General Bulletin.


PORTUGUESE

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606.
The minor requires twelve semester hours in Portuguese courses numbered above POR 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


RUSSIAN (SLAVIC)

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires twelve semester hours in Russian courses numbered above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


SPANISH

Program Office: Modern Languages and Linguistics, 364 Diffenbaugh, 644-2606
The minor requires fifteen semester hours numbered above 2220 including three hours in Spanish literature. Only one SPT course can count for the minor. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.


STRATEGIC EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (SELC)

The minor focuses on the languages and cultures of three historically and strategically linked regions that form an "arc" along the eastern edge of the EU: Russia and Ukraine, the Balkans, and Turkey. The minor consists of twelve approved semester hours taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics beyond liberal studies and major requirements.


WORLD LITERATURE/WORLD FILM

The minor will consist of fifteen semester hours. The student may select five courses from any of the following: CHT 3123, CHT 3124, CHT 3391r, CHT 3392; FRT 3140, 3520r, 3561; GET 3130, 3524r; IFS 3008; ITT 3430, 3523r; JPT 3391r; PRT 3391r; RUT 3110, 3523r; SPT 3130, 3391r. Courses taken for major credit in modern languages may not be counted toward this minor.

Students with double majors are not required to complete a minor. Dual degree students, however (two diplomas), may need the completion of a minor in each degree program. A co-major in two languages, or a degree in a language with a concentration in business do not require a minor.

All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade, not satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) except the internship (4942). A "C-" must be earned in all courses that are used to satisfy a minor.

Courses taken to satisfy the minor may not be double counted toward Liberal studies credit.


 

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