Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Minor in World Languages and Cultures


Majors may complete minors in other language options.

Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Option: Chinese Studies (24)


Nine or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Option: Deaf Studies (24)


The department strongly suggests a study abroad experience.

Nine or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.

Option: French and Francophone Studies (24)


Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Nine or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Option: German Studies (24)


Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Nine or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Choose one elective from the following (3)


Option: Italian Language and Culture (24)


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Nine or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Requirements (24)


Choose three of the following, one can be from ENGL (9)


Option: Japanese Studies (24)


Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Nine or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Electives (6)


Two of the following:

Option: Russian Studies (24)


Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Six or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Four electives to be chosen from the following; three must be from FLRU (12)


Option: Spanish and Hispanic Studies (18)


Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Nine or more semester hours must be taken at NIU.

Requirements (6)


Four additional Spanish courses (12)


Complete four additional Spanish courses at the 300 and 400 level. At least one course needs to be at the 400 level (12).

Option: Translation for Global Literacy (24)


Requirements


For students completing the minor option in Translation for Global Literacy, all translation courses (II) and language/linguistic courses (III) should be in the same language.

II. Required: Translation courses


Choose two to three courses from the following list (6-9):

III. Required: Language and Linguistics courses


Choose two to three courses from the following list (6-9):

IV. Required Translation Capstone or Internship (3)


  • FLAL 415 - Internship in World Languages and Cultures Credits: 3 (topic: translation)
  •       OR  FLAL 421 - Senior Capstone in Translation Credits: 3
  •       Students will take this course during their last semester of enrollment in the Translation for Global Literacy option. In consultation with the instructor, they will be assigned a translation project and will submit a final report and translation, which will reflect the work they have done in previous semesters.

VI. Optional: Study Abroad at or above the 300-level


Highly recommended.