MODERN LANGUAGES

Come visit us in Cauthen Educational Media Center, Suite 113. Watch us teaching in our classrooms. Visit us during our office hours and discuss Medieval German literature, the impact of 9/11 on French Literature, Border Literature, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Spanish Graphic Novels, Spanish Comic Books, or Medieval Iberia. Come by to discuss why learning a second language is so beneficial for your life and career.

So, what can one do with a major in a Modern Language?  Many things!  The first, and most obvious possibilities are to become a translator or an interpreter.  And, although Francis Marion University does not currently offer a teaching certificate for foreign language, you can become a foreign language teacher using the PACE program.  Next, you could work in Intelligence – this means something like the FBI or the CIA. Or if you don’t want to work for the Federal Government, you could work for Law Enforcement. You could work in Banking, Finance, Sales, Manufacturing, Consulting… really, anything in the Business end of things will find a degree in Modern Languages useful!

The faculty of Modern Languages goes above and beyond the classroom to make its students well-rounded university citizens and to help them gain an appreciation of the world. We offer a French table to University students and faculty to meet and speak French.  We have our own chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the Hispanic National Honor Society.  We also advocate study abroad experience for as many students as possible.

Currently, the South Carolina Modern Language Review, a refereed, on-line journal, is run out of the English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy Department at Francis Marion University. It was created in 2001 by Dr. Elizabeth A. Zahnd and Dr. Stan Bergstrom. It is currently being updated and modernized by Dr. Kristin A. Kiely, Spanish, and Dr. Amy Lea Clemons, English.

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Students at FMU learn beyond the classroom. Study German in the heart of Landua among new friends at the University of Koblenz-Landua, experience French culture and cuisine beneath the Eiffle Tower, and embrace the Spanish culture abroad. FMU offers many ways to apply your knowledge of Modern Languages both locally and abroad.

French

As a major in Modern Languages on a French Track, students will work to complete 24 hours above the 199 level, including French 301, 302, 401, and 402. There are two  minor/collateral options at FMU: two 12-hour collaterals approved by the faculty adviser or an 18-hour minor approved by the faculty adviser.

To successfully complete a major in Modern Languages – French Track, students will need to complete 30 semester hours. The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and non-major) for the major in Modern Languages – French Track is 120.

MINOR – A minor in French requires 18 semester hours above the 199 level.

COLLATERAL – A collateral in French requires 12 semester hours above the 199 level and completion of 202 in two modern languages.

Spanish

As a major in Modern Languages on a Spanish Track, students will work to complete twenty-seven semester hours above the 199 level, including SPAN 301, 302, and five courses above 302. There are two minor/collateral options at FMU: two 12-hour collaterals approved by faculty the adviser or an 18-hour minor approved by the faculty adviser.

The minimum number of semester hours required in major courses for a major in Modern Languages – Spanish Track is 33. The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and nonmajor) required for the major in Modern Languages – Spanish Track is 120.

MINOR – A minor in Spanish requires 18 semester hours above the 199 level.

COLLATERAL – A collateral in Spanish requires 12 semester hours above the 199 level and completion of 12 semester hours including the completion of 202 in two modern languages.

German

As a major in Modern Languages on a German Track, students will work to complete twenty-four hours above the 199 level, including German 301, 302, 401, and 402. There are two minor/collateral options: two 12-hour collaterals approved by the faculty adviser or an 18-hour minor approved by the faculty adviser.

To successfully complete a major in Modern Languages – German Track, students will need to complete 30 semester hours. The minimum number of semester hours in all courses (major and nonmajor) required for the major in Modern Languages – German Track is 120.

MINOR – A minor in German requires 18 semester hours above the 199 level.

COLLATERAL – A collateral in German requires 12 semester hours above the 199 level and 12 semester hours including the completion of 202 in two modern languages.

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