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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

CHAIR: Cassandra Mabe, Ph.D., Office: 305 Bobet Hall
PROFESSOR: Josefa Salmón
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Blanca Anderson, Robert Dewell, Eileen Doll, William Farge, S.J., Cassandra Mabe, Connie Rodriguez, Peter Rogers, S.J.
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Nathan Henne
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF PRACTICE: Isabel Durocher, Alice Kornovich, Lisbeth Philip, Najoua Hotard
EXTRAORDINARY ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Oliver Ranner, Karen Rosenbecker
LECTURER: Teresa Bruckner, Ching Chi Lee, Laura Papadopoulos, Lori Ranner
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/mfllits/

The Department of  Languages and Cultures offers degree programs in French, Spanish, Latin American Studies and Classical Studies.  These programs are designed to train students not only in the target language but also in the culture of those countries where the language is or was spoken.  The department also participates in the interdisciplinary minor program in Latin American Studies and Asian Studies.

The major degree programs in French and Spanish require an absolute minimum of 31 hours in the major language, of which at least 25 hours must be taken at the 300-400 level.  Students who begin with the first semester course (A100) will thus need to take 37 total hours of course work in the major.  These figures include a 1-hour capstone course taken in the senior year.  Students are encouraged to complement their language studies with other courses in history and culture of the countries where the language is spoken, as well as with the study of another foreign language, courses in world history, linguistics, international economics and political relations.

The major degree program in Latin American Studies requires an absolute minimum of 31 hours, with 6 hours of Spanish at the intermediate level.  Students who begin with the first-semester course (A100) will thus need to take 12 hours of Spanish prior to the intermediate level.  To complete the program, students will take a variety of courses from several departments, including Spanish, History, Sociology, and Religious Studies.

The major degree in Classical Studies requires 36 credit hours, again including a 1-hour capstone course in the senior year. At least 18 of these hours must be in either Latin or Greek, and the remaining 25 hours may be additional courses in Latin or Greek, courses in the classical humanities, and/or designated courses from related fields such as history, philosophy and religious studies.

A minor in French or Spanish requires at least 21 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level in the major language. Students who begin with the first-semester course (A100) will thus need to take a total of 24 hours in the language, while all other students will need to take a total of 21 hours. Students who have already completed 12 hours at the 300-400 level may also take their remaining courses in the history and culture of the countries where the language is spoken, or in linguistics.

The minor in Classical Studies requires a total of 24 hours. At least 12 of those hours must be in Latin or Greek, with the remaining courses selected by the student and the advisor.

The minor in Latin American Studies requires at least 21 credit hours depending on the original level of placement in Spanish.

Bachelor of Arts - Spanish and French
Freshman   F S
Major A100 — A101 of Language 3 3
Elective   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200 — A201 of Language 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
Elective   9 6
    18 15
      33
Junior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
Electives   6 6
    18 18
      36
Senior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 7
Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 130 cr. hrs.    

Bachelor of Arts - Latin American Studies

Freshman   F S
Major A100 — A101 of Language 3 3
Elective   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200 — A201 of Language 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
Elective   9 6
    18 15
      33
Junior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
Electives   6 6
    18 18
      36
Senior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 7
Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 130 cr. hrs.  

Bachelor of Arts - Classical Studies

Freshman   F S
Major A100--A101 of Language 3 3
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200--A400 Level 3 3
Adjunct/Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 15
      30
Junior   F S
Major   6 6
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 15
      30
Senior   F S
Major   6 7
Adjunct/Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 121 cr. hrs.      

View Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, Latin, French, Greek, German, Japanese, Italian, Linguistics, Spanish and Latin American Studies Courses.

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)