1 4.49 Languages The Majors Degree: B.A. International Business and Language is offered for either Spanish or French, or may be completed in a different language upon approval of a self-designed major that combines that language with the existing requirements for the International Business degree. For qualifying international students, there is an International Business and American English major. Courses are also offered in Japanese, Latin, and Greek. See the Catalog for such offerings. Minors are offered in Classical Humanities, French,, Japanese Area Studies, and Spanish. See descriptions/details below. French Major: Requirements: 24 hours in courses numbered 300 and above, including FRE 315 and FRE 415. It is required that students choosing French as a first major complete at least 6 hours of French study at the 300-level in a French-speaking country. It is highly recommended that students choosing French as a second or third major complete at least 6 hours of French study at the 300-level in a French-speaking country. Spanish Major: Requirements: 24 hours in courses numbered 300 or above, including SPA 315 and SPA 415. It is required that students choosing Spanish as a first major complete at least 6 hours of Spanish study at the 300-level in a Spanish-speaking country. It is highly recommended that students choosing Spanish as a second or third major complete at least 6 hours of Spanish study at the 300-level in a Spanish-speaking country. The Teacher Certification program exists for French and Spanish. See the Education section of this handbook ("Professional Studies Requirements for Teaching Certification Grades K- 12) for details regarding General and Professional requirements. Academic Core Curriculum Please see the separate section "Advising for Academic Core Curriculum" for information pertaining to academic core curriculum.
2 4.50 Foreign Language Proficiency **All incoming students should take the language placement test except those who have no language study at all in the language they plan to study at William Jewell College. After the test you will be advised as to which language course to enroll in. If you cannot come to campus for registration and you are registering by phone or , your language exam will be administered at a later time, likely after you arrive this fall. In this case, you should register for a foreign language level based on your high school training. (See guidelines below.) Please note: ** Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree are required to take a foreign language course at the intermediate level (a language course numbered 211) or higher in order to satisfy the College's "Language/Cultural Studies" Academic Core Curriculum requirement. (See catalog page pages ) Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree are encouraged to take a foreign language course, but not required to do so. However, they will still need to take the language placement test for two reasons: 1) BS students have the option of using foreign language to satisfy the College's Academic Core Curriculum requirement and you will want to know your level of proficiency; 2) many students change their minds regarding their degree and it is a good idea to know at what proficiency level you are entering college. Note: choosing to take language courses does not turn a B.S. degree into a B.A. degree. Guidelines for registering for language classes when you have not taken the placement test 1 : If you have no previous language study or if you want to study a foreign language that is different from what you studied previously, register for a beginning level language class, fall semester.. If you have had fewer than two years of pre-college level language study in the same foreign language, you will register for a beginning level language class, fall semester this fall. If you have had at least two years of language study: register for 111 if you are studying Japanese or Arabic register for 114 if you are studying French, Latin or Spanish If you have had 3 years of pre-college level language study, register for an intermediate level language class this fall but it is recommended that you take the placement test immediately upon arriving on campus to verify your placement. If you have had 4 or more years of pre-college level language study, you should enroll in a 300-level class but it is recommended that you take the placement test immediately upon arriving on campus to verify your placement. 1 If the placement exam you'll take indicates that you should be studying at a different level, we will make every effort to adjust your schedule after you arrive.
3 4.51 If your experience is such that you do not fit into one of these categories, please contact the Languages Department at or (816) x 5965 and a member of the department will help you. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION FOR PREVIOUS STUDY The purpose of the placement test is placement only. No credit is granted for previous study of language on the basis of the placement test. Students submitting adequate scores on the CLEP or AP tests may be granted up to 8 hours credit at the appropriate level and may enroll for a course at the next higher level without any further testing. The college does not administer these tests. It is the responsibility of the student to take such tests and have the scores sent to the college. Things Advisors Need to Know 1. Students completing a second major in French or Spanish must complete the Academic Core Curriculum requirements for the BA degree. If the student has taken the placement test, but the score sheet is missing from the file, please contact the Languages Department chair. Patti, Once we put up a link to the capetest results this would be a good place to add a note saying where to access them. Something like, if a student has taken the placement test, but the score sheet is missing from the file, please go to XXX to find the scores.
4 4.52 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND LANGUAGE MAJOR Languages: French/Spanish/American English Requirements: 60 hours of specified courses from LANG, BUS, ACC, ECO, and HIS and POL. See the Catalog for details. Things Advisors Need To Know: 1. The amount of hours required for this major necessitates careful advising and getting students on track as soon as possible. Students must begin their language study in their first year. 2. FRE/SPA 315 must be completed before the junior year abroad. It is strongly recommended that students complete the following required BUS, ECO, and ACC courses by the end of the SOPH year: BUS 202, ECO 201 and 202, and ACC 211 and For the IB-American English major, qualifying students must be international students who native language is not English and whose secondary education was not done in English. These students must complete the following requirements by the end of the SOPH year: BUS 202, COM 100 and 210, ECO 201 and 202, ACC 211 and 341, ENG 220. The Minors: Minor in Arabic Area Studies The Arabic Area Studies minor is designed for students who are interested in learning the Arabic language and want to deepen their knowledge of Arabic culture and history. Students may choose their area of emphasis in cultural studies, but all students are required to complete the intermediate level of Arabic language (through Arabic 212). Students are required to study abroad for at least one semester, in an approved Arabic Studies program. A program in Rabat, Morocco is currently available through IES. Minor in Classical Humanities The interdisciplinary Classical Humanities minor is intended to provide students interested in the ancient Greek and/or Roman world with the background and skills historical and linguistic) necessary to pursue that interest, broadly or narrowly. Classical Humanities minors (16-18 hours total) comprise 8 hours of Latin or 8 hours of ancient Greek at the intermediate level or above, 3-4 hours of Roman and/or ancient Greek history, and 3-6 hours
5 4.53 in a specialized area of classical studies chosen by the student from a discipline other than history or language (e.g., Art or Philosophy or Political Science). Up to 6 hours of credit may be earned from approved study abroad or exchange programs. A research project approved by the Coordinator concludes the minor. A grade of at least C- is required in all coursework and on the final project, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 for all work done in the minor. Minor in French The French minor is designed for students who would like to add a French component to their other major, such as art, music, business, pre-engineering, international studies and other fields in which France and Francophone countries play a role. French minors must complete 16 hours of French courses, including FRE 212, FRE 315, and two other courses numbered 300 or above. The student may replace FRE 212 with another course numbered 300 or above, if the student, upon taking the placement test, is allowed to enroll directly into FRE 315. A grade of C or higher is required in each course to complete the minor. Minor in Spanish The Spanish minor is designed for students who would like to improve their communicative ability in Spanish, and to broaden their understanding of the Hispanic cultures. The ability to communicate in Spanish will enhance career possibilities for students who are considering working in a variety of human service fields, such as education, health, business and counseling. Spanish minors must complete 16 hours of Spanish courses beyond Spanish 211, and a minimum of 12 hours of those must be on the 300 level. Spanish 315 taken at William Jewell College is a requirement for completion of the minor in Spanish. A grade of C or higher is required in each course to complete the minor. Minor in Japanese Area Studies The Japanese Area Studies minor is designed for students who are interested in learning the Japanese language and want to deepen their understanding of Japanese culture and history. Students may choose their area of emphasis in cultural studies, but all students are required to complete the intermediate level of Japanese language (through Japanese 212). Students are required to study abroad for at least one semester, in an approved Japanese studies program. Programs in Japan are currently available through IES in Nagoya and Tokyo.