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ROMANCE, GERMAN, AND SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Professors P. Rollberg, R. Robin, S. Waisman (Chair)

Associate Professors G.P. Huvé, Y. Captain, I.R. Vergara, C. Britt, M.R. Gonglewski, M.B. Stein, M. Belenky, L. Chang, D.B. Marshall (Teaching), M. de la Fuente

Assistant Professors J. Brant, G. Shatalina, L.L. Westwater, J. Marroquin, P. Granja-Falconi (Teaching), K. Kleppinger

Instructors A. Serrano-Ripoll, B. Cobeta (Teaching), M. Moreno (Teaching)

Bachelor of Arts with a major in French language, literature, and culture—The following requirements must be fulfilled:

1. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

2. Prerequisite courses—Fren 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 2005.

3. Required for the major—30 credit hours, including Fren 3100, 4910-20, and seven additional upper-division courses numbered 2006 and above, of which four must be in French literature and culture and, with approval of the major advisor, two may be in a related field. Two of the six additional courses must be from the French 4000 series.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish and Latin American languages, literatures, and cultures—The following requirements must be fulfilled:

1. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

2. Prerequisite courses—Span 1001, 1002 (or 1012), 1003, 1004 (or 1034), 2005, 2006 (or 2056), 3010, 3100. Note: Students who start study toward the major with prerequisite language study are cautioned to take the intensive language courses—Span 1012, 1034, and 2056—in order to complete the major in a timely manner.

3. Required for the major—36 credit hours, including Span 3210-20, 4910-20, and eight additional courses at the 3000-4000 level that must include two literature courses before 1800 and two since 1800. With approval of the advisor, two of the eight courses may be taken from outside the department. At least eight of the twelve courses that constitute the major must be taken at GW.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in German language and literature—The following requirements must be fulfilled.

1. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

2. Prerequisite courses—Ger 1005-6 (or Ger 1001-2, 1003-4).

3. Required courses in the major—Ger 2009-10, 2109-10; two courses chosen from Ger 2091-92 or 2161-62; two courses chosen from Ger 2111, 2161-62 (if not taken above), 2165, or the 3180s series; four courses chosen from the Ger 4170s series.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Russian language and literature—The following requirements must be fulfilled.

1. The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

2. Prerequisite courses—Slav 1012-1034 (or Slav 1001-2, 1003-4) and Slav 1391-92.

3. Required courses in the major—Slav 2005-6, 2007-8, 2361, and 2362; two courses chosen from Slav 2471, 2472, 2473, 2474; two courses chosen from Slav 2365, 2366, 2785, 2786.

Proficiency requirements for the Russian major: By the end of Slav 2006, students consult their advisor to choose one of the following two proficiency tracks. (1) Emphasis on proficiency in speaking—students choosing this track must attain speaking proficiency at the Intermediate High level, as measured by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview; a semester of intensive language study in Russia on an approved program is required unless waived by the department. (2) Emphasis on proficiency in reading—students choosing this track must attain reading proficiency at the Advanced level on the ACTFL scale, as measured by a departmental examination; Slav 2015-16 is required, unless waived by the department.

Special Honors in French or in Spanish and Latin American languages, literatures, and cultures—In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, a candidate for special honors in French or in Spanish and Latin American languages, literatures, and cultures must have attained a 3.75 GPA in the major and at least a 3.0 average overall. Qualified students may be invited to write an honors thesis by their major advisor and proseminar professor by the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year.

Special Honors in German or Russian languages and literatures—In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, a candidate for special honors must have attained a 3.5 grade-point average in the major and at least a 3.0 average overall. Students must apply for honors candidacy by the end of the first semester of the junior year, must attain speaking proficiency at the Advanced level, as measured by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, and must successfully complete an honors thesis (Ger or Slav 4197-98).

Minor in French language, literature, and culture—Required: 21 credit hours consisting of Fren 2005, 2006, 3100, 3210, 3220, and two additional courses from the Fren 3000s and 4000s. Students who place out of Fren 2005 or 2006 substitute more advanced literature courses; others may substitute more advanced literature courses with permission of the advisor.

Minor in Italian language and literature—Required: 21 credit hours consisting of Ital 2005, 2006, and five additional courses chosen from Ital 3100 and above.

Minor in German language and literature—Ger 1001-2, 1003-4 (or 1005-6); Ger 2009-10 (or 2101-2); two courses chosen from Ger 2091-92, 2109-10, or 2161-62; two additional upper-division German courses (excluding Ger 2101-2).

Minor in Russian language and literature—Slav 1001-2 and 1003-4 (or 1012-1034), 2005-6 (or 2015-16), and four courses chosen from Slav 1391-92 and 2361 through 2786.

Minor in Spanish and Latin American languages, literatures, and cultures—21 credit hours consisting of three courses from Span 2005-3040; Span 3100 and either 3210 or 3220 and two additional courses (excluding Span 3300) from the Span 3000s and 4000s. At least four courses counted toward the minor must be taken at GW.

Placement examinations: A student who has not been granted advanced standing and who wishes to continue in college the language begun in high school must take a placement examination before registration. Upon completion of the examination, assignment is made to the appropriate course.

Note: In general, Romance language courses are conducted entirely in the language concerned. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are the basis of all courses through Fren/Ital/Port 2006/Span 2006, with culture integrated from the start as an essential dimension of language acquisition.

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