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Languages Across the Curriculum

History in Spanish? Business in Chinese? Trinity's Languages Across the Curriculum program expands foreign-language learning opportunities through courses and experiences in a broad range of disciplines and contexts.

Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) provides an avenue for students to apply their language skills in fields not traditionally the focus of modern language department curricula. Students learn the vocabulary, terminology, and concepts used in academic or professional disciplines in the target language and also read from scholarly or professional works published in that language.

Students are eligible to take LAC courses after they have completed the language's 2302 course or have achieved equivalent proficiency in their chosen language. Enrollment in an appropriate course provides practice in using professional and academic Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish in special courses in the humanities and social and natural sciences.

Some LAC courses are coordinated with existing upper-division courses that are taught in English, and students may enroll in both. Other LAC courses are taught separately as "stand-alone" courses. All LAC courses make extensive use of the target foreign language and most use it as the medium of instruction.