Majors & Minors

The department of modern languages and literatures offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chinese, French, German Studies, Russian, or Spanish. Minors are also offered in each language. Arabic and Italian are offered on the elementary and intermediate levels.

Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese

The requirements for the B.A. with a major in Chinese are as follows: the completion of 21 upper division courses taught in Chinese, including CHIN 4351 and CHIN 4360. The major also requires completion of one of the following additional requirements: 9 semester hours of upper division courses in Chinese; the lower division courses, or the equivalent, and at least 3 semester hours of upper division courses in a second foreign language; completion of at least one semester or summer abroad in a Chinese-speaking country.

Bachelor of Arts in French

The B.A. with a major in French requires the completion of 21 semester hours of upper division courses, including FREN 3301. This course, with a grade of "C" or above, is required for admission to the French major. It must be taken at Trinity University with the following exceptions: a student receives a 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement exam, or a 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate exam, or a student takes an advanced French grammar course elsewhere (including abroad) and then takes the final exam for FREN 3301 at Trinity and passes it with a grade of "C" or above. Students will receive advanced French credit for such courses taken elsewhere, but the course will not be designated as FREN 3301 unless they take the final exam for FREN 3301 and receive at least a "C." FREN 3305 and FREN 3306 are also required. The major also requires one of the following additional requirements: 9 additional semester hours of upper division courses in French; or the lower division courses, or the equivalent, and at least 3 semester hours of upper division courses in a second foreign language.

Bachelor of Arts in German Studies

The B.A. with a major in German studies requires the completion of 21 hours of coursework taught in German at the level of GERM 2302 or higher, including GERM 3301 and either GERM 3305 or GERM 3306. The major also requires the completion of 9 additional hours of upper-division German (GERM) or of any of the accepted German studies courses taught in English (GRST).

Bachelor of Arts in Russian

The B.A. with a major in Russian requires the completion of 21 semester hours, of which no more than 3 may be lower division (RUSS 2302). Upper division hours include RUSS 3301 and RUSS 3305 (The RUSS 3305 requirement will be waived for students who have taken ML&L 3340.) Students must also complete 9 additional semester hours of upper division courses in Russian. Students have the option of substituting up to 9 semester hours from the following courses: ARTH 3362; ECON 3327; HIST 3311; PLSI 3335; or the lower division courses, or the equivalent, and at least 3 semester hours of upper division courses in a second foreign language.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The B.A with a major in Spanish requires a completion of 21 hours in the major, of which no more than 3 may be lower division and no more than 3 may be taken as an internship. The major also requires 9 additional semester hours of upper division courses in Spanish (Students have the option of substituting up to 3 hours of Spanish Across the Curriculum courses.) or the lower division courses, or the equivalent, and at least 3 semester hours of upper division courses in a second foreign language.

Minors

Minor in Chinese

The minor in Chinese requires the completion of at least 18 semester hours, of which no more than 6 may be lower division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity.

Minor in French

The minor in French requires the completion of at least 18 semester hours, of which no more than 6 may be lower division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity.

Minor in German

The minor in German requires the completion of at least 18 semester hours, of which no more than 6 may be lower division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity.

Minor in Russian

The minor in Russian requires the completion of at least 18 semester hours, of which no more than 6 may be lower division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity.

Minor in Spanish

The minor in Spanish requires the completion of at least 18 semester hours, of which no more than 6 may be lower division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity.