World Languages and Cultures Approved Courses - Group II or World Languages and Cultures Requirement

Most Arts and Sciences degrees require as a minimum:

  • Graduation from a high school where all instruction was conducted in a language other than English;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the language on the 2020 course level;
  • Having completed four years of one language in high school (student must have completed the fourth full year, for example, Spanish IV, and received credit for those courses);
  • Up to 16 hours in one language, or fewer by advanced placement

BGSU offers language sequences in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

Generally, for a student having completed less than the fourth level of a world language in high school, your placement in language courses is determined by your language placement score. In some instances, you may be able to combine or substitute culture courses with traditional 1010, 1020, 2010 language courses, which may be taught in English noted below with a # sign.

American Sign Language (ASL) 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 (consult with an academic advisor)
Arabic 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 (subject to availability)
Chinese 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
French 1010, 1020, 2010, and either 2020 or 2120#
German 1010, 1020 and 6 hours from: GERM 1170, 1180, 2010, 2020, 2150#, 2160#, 2170, 2180, 2310, 2600#, 3310, 3600#, 4150#
Greek 1010, 1020 and 6 hours from: GRK 2010, 2020, CLCV 2410#, 2420#, 2450#
Italian 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020
Japanese 1010, 1020 plus a minimum of 6 additional hours from 2010, 2020, 2150#, 2160#, 3120# and 4150#
Latin 1010, 1020 and 2 courses from: LAT 2010, 2020, CLCV 2410#, 2420#, 2450#
Russian 1010, 1020 and 6 credit hours from: RUSN 2010, 2020, 2150#, 2160#, 3120#,3130#, 3160#
Spanish 1010, 1020, 2010 and either 2020, 2030 or 2120#

NOTES:

  1. It is best to take language courses early in your college career.
  2. You may be asked to submit a high school transcript for verification.
  3. You may complete two 3-hour culture courses (#) to complete the sequence in German, Greek, Japanese, Latin or Russian. (Total of 6 hours)
  4. You may complete one 3-hour culture course to complete the sequence in French, Spanish, German, Russian, or Latin. (Total of 3 hours)


 

Updated: 10/26/2022 02:33PM