Minor Requirements

ARABIC STUDIES

The minor requires eighteen semester hours, fifteen of which must be from Arabic language courses. The additional three hours may be selected from a list of approved interdepartmental courses related to the Middle East or North Africa. No course taken for the minor may be used for any University language requirement. At least nine of the eighteen semester hours must be earned at Florida State University. 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

The Chinese minor requires twelve semester hours in courses numbered above CHI 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

FRENCH

The French minor requires twelve semester hours in courses numbered above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

GERMAN

The German minor requires twelve semester hours in 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

The Italian minor requires twelve semester hours in courses numbered above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

JAPANESE

The Japanese minor requires twelve semester hours in courses numbered above JPN 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

LINGUISTICS

Undergraduate students in linguistics must take at least twelve semester hours from the linguistics courses listed below; two of these must be core courses. Core Courses:LIN 3041, LIN 4030, LIN 4040, LIN 4512, LIN 4905, LIN 4930. Other Courses: ANT 4640, LIN 3010, LIN 3200, LIN 4664, EXP 4640, PHI 3220, *SPN 4700, *SPN 4780. Additional courses may count with approval of the linguistics curriculum committee. *Spanish linguistics courses will NOT count toward both a major in Spanish and a minor in linguistics.

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

Program Office: 442 Bellamy, 644-9516
The minor will consist of fifteen semester hours and must include intermediate-level (2000 level) competence in Hebrew (biblical or modern), Arabic, or another Middle Eastern language approved by the committee. No more than eight semester hours of language courses may be counted toward the minor. No course taken for the minor may be used to fulfill any University language requirement. The remaining required hours must come either from the courses listed in the FSU Bulletin or be approved by the coordinating committee. A minimum of seven to nine hours have to be taken at Florida State University.

PORTUGUESE

The Portuguese minor requires twelve semester hours in courses numbered above PRT 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

RUSSIAN (SLAVIC)

The Russian minor requires twelve semester hours in courses numbered above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

SPANISH

The Spanish 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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