This section outlines the specific requirements for every program in the College of Arts and Sciences that begin with the letters I through M.
The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies aims to provide students with the skills to interact competently with people from other cultures through the development of: (a) cross cultural literacy - the direct experience of another culture via a study abroad experience, the achievement of a high level of proficiency in a second language, and the ability to compare and contrast issues in different regions and cultures of the world; (b) environmental literacy - a cross-cultural perspective on global issues of human interaction with the natural environment; (c) regional specialization - the study of a world region outside the United States (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America) in depth through its history, geography, politics, societies, economics, fine and performing arts, and popular culture with special attention to the issues of gender, class, ethnicity, and race; and (d) critical thinking - expressed both in writing and orally in English and also in a second language.
Throughout this program of study, students are also expected to develop information processing skills which enable them to seek, sort, analyze and evaluate information as well as apply information to the solution of problems.
Any student who wishes to declate the BAIS major, but who has not met the grade requirements for the prerequisite classes, should talk to the BAIS coordinator first to determine if the major is appropriate for him/her. If it is determined that the major is appropriate for the student, s/he may retake any/all of the prerequisite classes.
*Students who have completed the 100 or 200 level language series in high school, or transfer students with "cr" for those courses, will be required to take a placement test to determine the appropriate level for continuing language study at Ohio University. If there is no placement test, students should meet with the instructor at the desired level to determine appropriate placement. Students are required to meet the grade standards (described above) for the first three courses in that language taken at Ohio University.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is an interdisciplinary major within the College of Arts and Sciences, and requires the completion of all Arts and Sciences College requirements. The major consists of a minimum of 61 quarter hours of course work, including 33 hours in courses of a broad cross-cultural or international nature and 28 hours on a single world region.
The BAIS program provides majors with opportunities to discuss current affairs, attend special lectures and cultural events, and gather information on study abroad, graduate school, and career opportunities.
Acceptable languages are Swahili, or French for Africa; Chinese, Indonesian, or Japanese for Asia; French German, Italian (*), Russian, or Spanish for Europe; and Spanish for Latin America. You may petition the BAIS committee to receive approval to use languages other than those listed above to satisfy the language requirement.
*Approval of Italian as a second language will require significant study beyond that which is currently offered at Ohio University
For additional information, refer to "Office of Education Abroad" in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section.
ANTH 101 Cultural Anthropology 5 POLS 250 International Relations 4 Comparative/International Studies (12 hrs) (Select one thematic 3-course sequence.) a. Comparative Institutuions and Ideologies POLS 230 Comparative Politics 4 POLS 340 Politics of Developing Areas 4 POLS 490Q Nationalism 4 b. Comparative Cultures (choose any three) ANTH 345 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives 4 ANTH 350 Economic Anthropology 4 ANTH 351 Political Anthropology 4 ANTH 357 Anthropology of Religion 4 ANTH 376 Culture Contact and Change 4 c. Business BA 385 Multinational Business 4 BUSL 385 International Business Law 4 MGT 484 International Comparative Management 4 d. Political Economy (choose any three) ANTH 350 Economic Anthropology 4 ANTH 376 Culture Contact and Change 4 ECON 342 International Economic Policy 4 ECON 350 Economic Development 4 GEOG 329 World Economic Geography 4 POLS 340 International Mass Media 4 POLS 490K International Political Economy 4 e. International Relations (choose any three) GEOG 325 Political Geography 4 HIST 374B History of International Diplomacy, 1914-1939 4 HIST 374C History of International Diplomacy, 1939-present 4 POLS 455 International Law 4 POLS 456 International Organizations 4 POLS 490C Causes of War 4 Environmental Literacy (12 hrs) (Select three courses from one group) a. Ecology - Conservation Biology (choose any three) BIOS 220 Conservation and Biodiversity 4 BIOS 275 Ecology in the 21st Century 4 GEOG 417 Landscape Ecology 4 PBIO 209 Plant Ecology 4 PBIO 322 Tropical Plant Ecology 4 b. Earth - Biogeography BIOS/GEOG 316 Biogeography 4 PBIO 209 Plant Ecology 4 PBIO 322 Typical Plant Ecology 4 c. Water, Land and the Oceans (choose any three) GEOG 201 Environmental Geography 4 GEOL 211 Introduction to Oceanography 4 GEOL 215 Environmental Geology 4 GEOL 231 Water and Pollution 4 GEOL 303 Marine and Tropical Field Studies 1-6 GEOL 330 Principles of Geomorphology 5 GEOG 315 Landforms and Landscapes 5 GEOG 417 Landscape Ecology 4 d. Environmental and Society (choose and three) ANTH 378 Human Ecology 4 GEOG 241 Global Issues in Environmental Issues 4 GEOG 321 Population Geography 4 GEOG 344 Agricultural Ecosystems 4 GEOG 353 Environmental Planning 4 ECON 313 Economics of the Environment 4 ECON 314 Natural Resource Economics 4 ECON 335 Economics of Energy 4 Area Studies (28 hrs)(*) Options: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America. *Special Studies, experimental courses, and seminars with an international character not listed may be taken with the approval of the student's advisor. Courses must be taken in a minimum of three disciplines, not including INST. Africa (B.A.) Special curriculum; major code BA4405 Select 28 hours in a minimum of three disciplines AH 332 West African Art 4 AH 333 Central African Art 4 ANTH 381 Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa 4 CLWR 311 Islam (2C) 4 ECON 455 African Econ. Dev. 4 EDIC 205 Learning from Non-Western Cultures 4 EDIC 425A Education and Development in Africa 4 ENG 470 Special Studies (if topic is African Literature) 4 FR 354 Francophone Lit. of Sub- 4 Saharan Africa, Maghreb, and the Carribean GEOG 331 Geography of Africa I 4 HIST 335 A/B Survey of Middle East History (includes North Africa) 4 HIST 336 A/B North Africa 4 HIST 338 History of West Africa 4 HIST 338A History of East Africa 4 HIST 341A Early Africa 4 HIST 341B Africa During the Slave Trade 4 HIST 341C Modern Africa, 1890-Present 4 HIST 342A/B South Africa 4 HIST 343 Revolutions in Southern 4 Africa HIST 392D The British Empire (taken in 4 conjunction with at least two African hisory classes INST 113 (*) Modern Africa (2C) 4 PHIL 478 African Philosophy 5 POLS 441 Govt. and Politics of Africa 5 POLS 463 The U.S. and Africa 5 POLS 464, 464W Africa and the OAU 5 POLS 490B Gender and Political Development in Africa 3-5 *Required Course Asia (B.A.) Special curriculum; major code BA4406 Select 28 hours in a minimum of three disciplines. AH 330 Arts of the Orient 4 AH 341 History of Chinese Art 4 AH 342 Art of 20th Century China 4 AH 343 History of Japanese Art 4 ANTH 385 Cultures of SE Asia 4 ANTH 386 Problems in Southeast Asian Anthropology 4 CLWR 311 Islam (2C) 4 CLWR 321 Hinduism (2C) 4 CLWR 331 Buddhism (2C) 4 CLWR 341 Taoism 5 ECON 473 Economics of SE Asia 4 GEOG 338 Southeast Asia 4 HIST 246 The Rise of Modern Asia 4 HIST 344A History of Malay World 4 HIST 344B Hist of Burma and Thailand 4 HIST 344C History of Vietnam 4 HIST 345A/B/C Southeast Asian History 4 HIST 346D Imperial China 4 HIST 346E Modern China since 1911 4 HIST 348A Traditional Japan 4 HIST 348B Modern Japan 4 HIST 445 Studies in the History of Southeast Asia 4 HIST 449 East Asia Colloquium 4 ILL 340 Traditional Literature of SEA 4 (Southeast Asia) ILL 345 Modern Literature of SEA 4 ILL 369A Women in Chinese Literature 4 INST 103(*) Modern Asia (2C) 5 INST 350 Focus on Malaysia 5 INST 490 Tun Razak Seminar 5 JPC 250 Intro to Japanese Language 4 JPN 251X/252X Japanese Language and Culture 4 JPN 348/9 Readings in Japanese Culture 4 JPN 399 Special Studies in Japanese 1-3 MGT 486 Business World of Asia 4 PHIL 475 Chinese Philosophy 5 POLS 342 East Asian World Politics 4 POLS 445 Govt. and Politics of Japan 4 POLS 446 Govt. and Politics of China 4 POLS 447A/B Govt. and Pol. of SE Asia 4 POLS 490A East Asia and World Politics 4 POLS 490S Japanese Foreign Policy 4 *Required course Europe (B.A.) Special curriculum; major code BA4407 Select 28 hours in a minimum of three disciplines AH 327 Art of the 19th Century 4 AH 328 Modern Art 4 ECON 353 European Economic Hist. 4 FR 345 French for Business 4 FR 348/9 French Civ. and Culture 4 FR 354/55/56 Intro to Reading French Lit. 4 FR 429/31/33 20th Century French Lit. 4 FR 434 French Through Film 4 FR 435 Proseminar (depending on content) 1-4 GEOG 330 West European Geography 4 GER 345 Business German 4 GER 348/9 German Civ. and Culture 4 GER 355/6 Intro to German Lit. 4 GER 429/30/31 20th Century German Lit. 4 GER 439 Grammatical Structure 4 GER 441 Stylistics 4 HIST 265A Hitler and the Nazis 4 HIST 360 Women in European History 4 HIST 362A/B Europe 1814-1914 4 HIST 364A Europe Between the Wars 3 HIST 364B Contemporary Europe 4 HIST 366A/B France 4 HIST 366A/B Germany 4 HIST 368A/B Germany 4 HIST 372B/C History of the Balkans 4 HIST 374A Balance of Power 4 HIST 374B History of International Diplomacy 4 HIST 375 World War I 4 HIST 377 Holocaust 4 HIST 382A History of Russia 4 HIST 382B Russia: Road to Revolution 4 HIST 382C Soviet Union 4 HIST 382D The USSR in World War II 4 HIST 392C 20th Century Britain 4 HIST 392D The British Empire 4 HIST 396A European Intellectual and Cultural Hist., 18th-20th cent. 4 HIST 396B European Intellectual and Cultural His., 20th century 4 HIST 463 Studies in 19th Century Europe 4 HIST 467 Studies in Modern France 4 HIST 483 Russian and Soviet History 4 ILML 334 Portuguese and Brazilian Lit in English (when topic is literature from Portugal) 4 ILML 335 Italian Literature in English 4 ILML 336 Spanish Lit in English (when topic is lit. from Spain) 4 ILML 337 French Lit. in English 4 ILML 338A/B German Lit. in English 4 ILML 339A/B Russian Lit. in English 4 INST 118(*) European Studies (2C) 4 ITAL 348 Italian Civ. and Culture 4 PHIL 444 Philosophy of Marxism 5 PHIL 458 Cont European Philosophy 5 POLS 331 Politics in Western Europe 4 POLS 333 Politics Russia and the Former Soviet Union 4 POLS 432 Policy Making in Russia 4 POLS 433 Russian Foreign Policy 4 POLS 438 Govt. and Pol. of Germany 4 POLS 439 Govt. and Pol. of France 4 POLS 490L European Integration 3-5 RUS 348/9 Cultural Hist. of Russia 4 RUS 355/6 Intro to Russian Literature 4 RUS 412 19th Century Russian Literature 4 RUS 429 Russian Lit of the Soviet Era 4 RUS 435 Study Abroad - Moscow 1-4 RUS 441 Stylistics 4 SPAN 345 Business Spanish 4 SPAN 348 Civ and Culture of Spain 4 SPAN 354 Dramatizations of the Hispanic 4 World (when topic is Spain) (**) SPAN 355 Fictions of the Hispanic World 4 (when topic is Spain)(**) SPAN 356 Poetic Images of the Hispanic 4 World (when the topic is Spain) (**) SPAN 425 19th Century Spanish Literature I 4 SPAN 427 19th Century Spanish Literature II 4 SPAN 429 Generation of '98 4 SPAN 432 20th Cent. Spanish Lit 4 SPAN 439 Modern Spanish Usage 4 SPAN 441 Stylistics 4 SPAN 453 Drama of the Golden Age 4 SPAN 455 Novel of the Golden Age 4 SPAN 458 Don Quijote de la Mancha 4 *Required course **Check with department prior to registering Latin America (B.A.) Special curriculum; major code BA4408 Select 28 hours in a minimum of three disciplines. AH 331 Pre-Columbian Art 4 ANTH 367 South American Prehistory 4 ANTH 383 Cultures of Latin America 4 ECON 474 Econ. of Latin America 4 ILML 334 Portuguese or Brazilian Lit in English (when topic is Brazilian literature) 4 ILML 336 Span. Lit. in English (when topic is Latin American Literature 4 GEOG 335 Latin America 4 GEOG 494X Field Problems (when taken 4 as part of Cuenca, Ecuador, educational abroad) HIST 323A/B/C Latin American Hist. 4 HIST 325 History of U.S.-Latin American Relations 4 HIST 424 Studies in the History of U.S.- 4 Latin American Relations HIST 426 Dictatorships in Lat. Amer. 4 HIST 427 Studies in Recent Lat Amer History 4 INST 121(*) Survey of Latin America 4 POLS 434 Government and Politics of Latin America 4 POLS 435 Revoltn. in Latin America 4 POLS 479 Latin American Political Thought 4 POLS 490N U.S. Policy in Latin America 4 SOC 408 Latin American Society 4 SPAN 345 Business Spanish 4 SPAN 349 Spanish American Civ. and Culture (2C) 4 SPAN 350 Mexican Civ and Culture 4 SPAN 351 Mayan Civ and Culture 4 SPAN 352 Yucatecan Civilization 4 SPAN 354 Dramatizations of Hispanic 4 World (when topic is Latin America)(**) SPAN 355 Fictions of the Hispanic World 4 (when topic is Latin America)(**) SPAN 356 Poetic Images of the Hispanic 4 World (when topic is Latin America)(**) SPAN 435 Proseminar (if theme is 4 Latin America) SPAN 439 Modern Spanish Usage 4 SPAN 441 Stylistics 4 SPAN 443/4 Survey of Spanish-Amer Lit 4 SPAN 447 Themes from Spanish Amer Prose 4 SPAN 448 Cont Spanish Amer Lit 4 *Required course **Check with department prior to registeringRelated Minors and Certificates
You must take an introductory interdisciplinary area studies course (INST 103, 113, 118, or 121) appropriate to the certificate you are pursuing. Additional requirements for the European or Latin American Certificate are (1) five courses relating to Europe or Latin America in a minimum of three disciplines; (2)study of a relevant language through the intermediate level; and (3)an overall g.p.a. of 2.5 in courses taken toward the certificate. Additional requirements for the Asian or African Certificate are: (1)eight courses in either of two options: Option A--Three courses must be in an African or Asian language, and the other five, in a minimum of three disciplines, must relate to Africa or Asia; B--The eight courses must relate to Africa or Asia with no language requirement; (2) an overall g.p.a. of 2.5 in courses taken toward the certificate.
Register for any of these certificates with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Coordinator in the Center for International Studies, Yamada House.
Required core classes:
ITAL 341 Adv. Italian Conversation 4 and Composition ITAL 342 Adv. Italian Conversation 4 and Composition ILML 335 Topics in Italian Lit/Film 4 (in translation) Total: 12 Electives: You must choose three elective courses from the following two groups (at least one course from each group) for a total of 12 credits. Group 1: AH 323 Italian Renaissance Art 4 AH 425 High Renaissance and 4 Mannerism AH 300X European Art 4 AH 323X Italian Renaiisance Art 4 AH 326X The Baroque 4 AH 340X Art and Ideas in Painting 4 AH 425X High Renaissance 4 ILML 335 Various Topics in Italian 4 Literature and Film, repeatable for credit HIST 356A The Italian Renaissance 4 Group 2: CLAR 212 Roman Archaeology 4 CLAR 362 The Archaeology of 4 Roman Cities CLAR 352X Ancient Rome: Development 4 of the City CLAS 254 Rome Under the Caesars 4 CLAS 401 Life of the Romans 4 or CLAS 401X HIST 329C Ancient Rome 4 Although they do not count toward certificate requirements, you are encouraged to select a Tier III from the following list: 404A Reconstructing 4 Roman Slavery 410B The Age of Michelangelo 4 496M The Renaissance in 4 Machiavelli
The Departments of Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology designate prelaw faculty advisors. These advisors have information about the Law School Admission Test and can supply applications. See the respective department listings in this section for specific information about major requirements. A further opportunity is the environmental prelaw major offered by the Department of Geography. See Geography--Environmental Prelaw for information. The Department of Philosophy offers an opportunity to prepare for the study of law through a program emphasizing logic and the analysis of social, political, and legal thought. See Philosophy--Prelaw Major. The Public Law Track within the Department of Political Science offers students a comprehensive preparation in the politics of law and the courts. See Political Science--Public Law.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that to enter law school you must be able to show possession of an undergraduate degree from an approved college if you wish to take the Ohio Bar Examination. Law schools in the state of Ohio require the degree of all entering students, regardless of the state in which they plan to take the bar examination.
The degree in absentia privilege is available if you do not plan to seek admission to an Ohio law school. After you have completed 144 quarter hours at Ohio University with a g.p.a. of 2.0 or above on all hours attempted, and have satisfied the requirements for a B.A. or B.S., you may obtain the degree after completing, at an accredited school of law, a full year's work of the quality prescribed for a bachelor's degree at Ohio University, provided you are eligible for advancement without condition to the second year of law school. Before entering the school of law, you must secure a statement in writing from the dean giving you the in absentia privilege .
LING 275 Intro to Lang. and Cult. 4 or LING 280 Language in America 4 LING 350 Intro to Linguistics 5 or LING 351 Fund. of Linguistics 5 LING 370 Intro to Psycholinguistics 4 or LING 475 Theories of Lang. Learning 4 LING 460 Phonology 5 LING 470 Syntax 5 LING 485 Historical Linguistics 4 LING 495 Directed Research 3 To concentrate in teaching English as a second or foreign language, you must also take LING 410 Lang. Teaching Practicum 3 LING 475 Theories of Lang. Learning 4 LING 480 TEFL Theory and Methods 4 LING 482 Materials in TEFL 4
The department also offers courses in the literatures of Asia, which may fulfill certain requirements for an International Studies Certificate or a degree in Asian studies. See the index for the specific language, or refer to "Foreign Languages and Literatures" in the Courses of Instruction section, which includes courses in both languages and literature. (Literature courses are listed in the Foreign Languages and Literatures section under International Literature: Linguistics).
When planning any program of study in mathematics, it is strongly recommended that you consult an advisor from the department. Also see the programs in Actuarial Science, Preparation for Advanced Training, Applied Mathematics, and Premeteorology listed as special curricula below.
To study mathematics strictly from a mathematician's viewpoint in specially designed courses, inquire about the department's tutorial program. (Standard courses listed in the catalog are designed to serve many departments and purposes.)
To prepare for teacher licensure, seek a broad background in various areas of mathematics, including algebra, analysis, geometry, computer science, probability, and statistics. In addition to the course requirements listed by the College of Education, suggested electives include MATH 343, 360, 406, 443, 450A, 450B, and 450C . Please seek assistance at the department office, Morton 321, to consult an advisor in the Department of Mathematics knowledgeable about math education. Together you can plan how to complete the licensure requirements listed under Integrated Mathematics in the College of Education section of the Catalog.
See the General Education Requirements listing in the "Graduation Requirements--University Wide" section for Tier I quantitative skills requirements.
The program has a strong business component (with the addition of BUSL 255, MK 202, and OPN 310, it satisfies requirements for a business administration minor) and is suitable if you plan to combine mathematics with a career in business. Finance 327, 341, 461, and MATH 465 are also recommended in addition to the required courses listed below:
MATH 263A,B,C Calculus 12 MATH 211 Elem. Linear Algebra 4 ECON 103, 104 Prin. of Micro/Macro. 8 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Sophomore MATH 263D Calculus 4 MATH 340 Differential Equations 4 MATH 250 Intro to Prob. and Stat. I 4 MATH 251 Intro to Prob. and Stat. II 4 ACCT 101, 102 Fin. Acct. and Man. Acct. 8 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Junior MATH 450A, B, C Theory of Statistics 12 MATH 455 Princ. of Actuarial Science 4 CS 210 Programming in C 5 FIN 325 Managerial Finance 4 MGT 202 Management 4 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Senior MATH 410 Matrix Theory 4 MATH 451 Stochastic Processes 4 FIN 331 Risk and Insurance 4 FIN 436 Life Insurance 4 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives.
MATH 263A, B, C Calculus 12 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Sophomore MATH 263D Calculus 4 MATH 306 Found. of Math. I 4 MATH 314 Elem. Abstract Algebra 4 MATH 360 Intermediate Analysis 4 Math elective 4 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. Junior-Senior MATH 411 Linear Algebra 4 MATH 413A, B Intro to Mod. Algebra 8 or MATH 480A, B, Elem. Point Set Topology MATH 460A, B, C Advanced Calculus 12 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives. You are encouraged to select other 400-level mathematics electives as time and interest permit.
Consult with an advisor for for assistance in designing a suitable plan. Your program must meet the following requirements:
MATH 263A, B, C, D Calculus 16 MATH 306 Found. of Mathematics I 4 MATH 340 Differential Equations 4 MATH 360 Intermediate Analysis 4 Select additional courses from the following to make a total of at least 50 credit hours in mathematics: MATH 410 Matrix Theory 4 MATH 412 Intro to Algebraic Coding Theory 4 MATH 440 Vector Analysis 4 MATH 441 Fourier Analysis and Partial Diff. Equations 4 MATH 442 Linear and Nonlinear Prog. 4 MATH 443 Math. Modeling and Optimization 4 MATH 444 Intro to Numerical Anal. 4 MATH 445 Adv. Numerical Methods 4 MATH 446 Numerical Linear Algebra 4 MATH 449 Adv. Diff. Equations 4 MATH 450A, B, C Theory of Statistics 4-12 MATH 451 Stochastic Processes 4 MATH 452 Statistical Computing 4 MATH 460A, B, C Advanced Calculus 4-12 MATH 470 Appl. Complex Variables 4 MATH 486 Intro to Bioinformatics 4 Arts and Sciences degree requirements (including language), University General Education Requirements, and/or electives.Additional Extra department coursework
In addition to the required mathematics courses listed above, at least 16 hours of extra departmental courses at the 200 level or above are required in ONE of the following areas: engineering, computer science, natural sciences, social sciences, or business.
CHEM 151 Fund. of Chemistry 5 CHEM 152 Fund. of Chemistry 5 GEOG 101 Elements of Physical Geog. 5 GEOL 101 Intro to Geology 5 MATH 263A, B, C Calculus (or advanced placement) 12 English composition 5 Sophomore GEOG 201 Environmental Geography 4 GEOL 211 Oceanography 4 MATH 263D Calculus 4 MATH 340 Differential Equations 4 MATH 440 Vector Analysis 4 MATH 441 Fourier Series and Partial Diff. Equations 4 PHYS 251,252,253 General Physics 15 Junior GEOG 302 Meteorology 5 GEOG 303 Climatology 5 GEOG 304 Observations in Meteorology 2 GEOG 305 Pract. in Meteorological Forecasting 2 PHYS 311, 312 Mechanics English composition 4 Senior Two courses in computer programming or quantitative methods (see advisor for approved list) 10 PHYS 411 Thermodynamics 4 PHYS 414 Dynamic Meteorology I 4 PHYS 415 Dynamic Meteorology II 4 Mathematics requirements MATH 410 Matrix Theory 4 MATH 444 Intro to Numerical Anal. 4 MATH 445 Adv. Numerical Methods 4 MATH 446 Numerical Linear Alg. 4 Arts and Sciences degree requirements, University General Education Requirements, and/or electives.
French Major (B.A.) - Major code BA5221 German Major (B.A.) - Major code BA5222 Russian Major (B.A.) - Major code BA5224 Spanish Major (B.A.) - Major code BA5225Germanic, Romance, and Slavic languages are included in the offerings of the Department of Modern Languages. Majors are offered in French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
The minimum requirement for a French major is 40 quarter hours beyond 213, which must include 12 quarter hours at the 400 level. French majors must complete 341, 342, 343, 348 or 349, and 354; two of 345, 355, or 356 in addition to the 12 quarter hours at the 400 level.
The major requirement for the B.A. in German is a minimum of 36 quarter hours beyond 213. Specific requirements are 341, 342, 343, 348 or 349, 355, 356, and at least 12 quarter hours at the 400 level, which should include courses in both language and literature.
The major requirement in Russian is a minimum of 36 quarter hours beyond 213. Specific requirements are 341, 342, 343, 348 or 349, 355, 356, and at least 12 quarter hours at the 400 level, which should include courses in both language and literature.
In Spanish the requirement is 40 quarter hours beyond 213, which must include 16 quarter hours at the 400 level. Spanish majors must complete 341, and 343; 348; one of 349, 350, 351, or 352; 351, or 352; two of 345, 354, 355, or 356; one of (linguistics) 437, 438, 439, or 441; one of (Spanish-American content) 443, 444, 447, or 448; and one of (Spanish content) 425, 427, 429, 432, 453, 454, 455, or 458. 435 may be used to fulfill a Spanish 400 level requirement if approved by the department. An Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is required of all Spanish majors. This must be taken and passed one quarter prior to graduation. For more information contact the Modern Languages Department (Gordy 283).
Education Abroad Requirement for Spanish Majors
Students majoring in Spanish must have a minimum of one quarter of education abroad in Spanish-speaking country. Students choose a study abroad program in consultation with an academic advisor. The primary goal of education abroad is to increase cultural and linguistic competency. We strongly recommended that students study abroad after completing the equivalent of at least one year of language study. Although we encourage students to participate in an Ohio University study abroad program, other alternatives are possible.*
*In rare cases, the study abroad experience may be waived due to prior experience, financial exigencies, etc. In some cases, an internship with a Spanish-speaking organization may substitute for the education abroad. The Modern Languages Department must approve all substitutions which students initiate through petition to their academic advisor.
You are not permitted to take courses in your major subject on a pass/fail basis. A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in a course for those hours to count toward a major. You are strongly urged to study abroad in one of the department's programs. Suggested electives are classical languages, comparative literature, cultural anthropology, English, fine arts, history of the country in your major interest, and linguistics.
If you are an Arts and Sciences student interested in becoming licensed to teach languages at the secondary level (middle school or high school), please seek assistance at the department office, Gordy 283, to meet with language department faculty knowledgeable about language education. Together you can plan how to complete the licensure requirements listed under Modern Languages in the College of Education section of the Catalog. Prospective teachers are highly encouraged to spend one quarter in study abroad.
The Language Resource Center was opened in September of 1998. It is located on the ground floor of the new Gordy Hall. It consists of a large independent study lab, a classroom computer lab, a classroom audio lab, an independent study audio lab, a faculty development room, a recording studio, a video editing room, and a classroom for observation.
The department has chapters of foreign language honoraries Delta Phi Alpha, Phi Sigma Iota, and Sigma Delta Pi. For information on the honors tutorial programs in French and Spanish, see the Honors Tutorial College section.
The following study-abroad programs are available through the department:
French Minor-Minor code OR5221 German Minor-Minor code OR5222 Russian Minor-Minor code OR5224 Spanish Minor-Minor code OR5225
A foreign-language minor requires a minimum of 24 hours of language courses beyond 213 with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course. There are no specific course requirements, but you should observe prerequisites and course sequences. Consult with the Modern Languages department (Gordy 283) to develop a minor.