2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages, BA

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The Modern Languages program offers courses in French, German, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language. The major in Modern Languages requires a concentration in one of these areas. The concentrations in French, German, and Spanish require courses in the language of the concentration (29 or 32 hours beyond 202) and a second modern language (3 hours at the 202-level or above). No grade below C- in the language of the concentration is accepted for graduation requirements for the major or minor in that language.

Students preparing to teach must have a concentration in French, German, Spanish or Teaching English as a Second Language and follow the Teacher Preparation program. Students meeting endorsement requirements will be licensed to teach a modern language or ESL at all levels from Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Second language endorsement requires 24 semester hours (at least 12 of which must be beyond intermediate level). Majors must have a 2.5 GPA, both cumulatively and in the major, prior to student teaching.

Modern Language majors are required to complete at least one regular semester in a Longwood-approved study abroad program. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 to be eligible for study abroad. Longwood sponsors regular semester study abroad programs in Europe and South America. Summer programs are likewise available throughout the world. Supporting courses are recommended in the other humanities.


The Department requires student outcomes assessment testing prior to graduation. All students will take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, which forms part of the Senior Seminar course, and complete an assessment of the study abroad semester.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core   

Modern Languages majors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  (Students pursuing Virginia teaching licensure are not restricted as to the number of courses.)  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • EDUC 245  can satisfy the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)

Transfer students go to Transfer Student General Education   for requirements.

Additional Degree Requirements (3 credits)

See Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts degree

General Electives

  • General Electives for BA degree 44-48 credits
  • General Electives for BA Degree with PK-12 Teaching Endorsement - 8-11 credits

Total Credits Required

  • BA in Modern Languages 120

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