Minor Requirements

ARABIC STUDIES

This minor requires 18 hours, 15 of which must be from Arabic language courses. The additional 3 hours may be selected from a list of approved interdepartmental courses related to the Middle East or North Africa. No course taken for the minor may be used for the language requirement. At least 9 of the 18 credits must be earned at FSU. Grades must be C- or higher. Directed Individual Study (DIS) hours may not be used for the minor.

CHINESE

The minor consists of 12 hours in Chinese above the 1999 level. Credit used in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used to satisfying the minor.

FRENCH

Twelve (12) semester hours in French courses numbered above 1999 are required for the minor. However, if FRE 2211 is used to meet the foreign language requirement, it may not be counted toward the minor. A minimum grade of C- must be earned for all courses taken for the minor.

GERMAN

The minor consists of 12 hours in German above the 1999 level. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement or for any other major, may not be used in satisfying the minor.

HEBREW

Program Offices: 314 Dodd Hall, 644-1020
A Hebrew minor will consist of 18 hours, at least 15 of which must be Biblical and Modern Hebrew language courses. The other 3 hours may be in any other Semitic language (Arabic, Aramaic and Syriac are currently offered at FSU). Note that courses counting toward any University language requirement cannot be counted toward the minor. For more information, contact David Levenson at dlevenson@fsu.edu.

ITALIAN

The minor requires 12 hours in Italian above the 1999 level. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

JAPANESE

The minor requires 12 hours in Japanese above JPN 1121. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

LINGUISTICS

Linguistics is the study of the nature of language. There are linguistic applications in many disciplines. The minor requires at least 12 hours from the following Linguistics courses; two of these must be core courses: LIN 3041, LIN 4030, LIN 4040, LIN 4512 or LIN 4905. Other courses: ANT 4640, LIN 3010, LIN 3710, LIN 4930, LIN 5772, EXP 4640, PHI 3220.

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

Program Office: 442 Bellamy, 644-9516
The minor consists of 15 semester hours and must include intermediate level (2200 level) competence in Hebrew (Biblical or Modern), Arabic, or another Middle Eastern language approved by the committee. The remaining hours must come either from the courses listed in the FSU Bulletin or be approved by an adviser. No more than eight (8) semester hours of language courses may be counted toward the minor, and no course taken for the minor may be used to fulfill any university language requirement.

PORTUGUESE

The minor consists of 12 hours in Portuguese above 1999. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement may not be used in satisfying the minor.

RUSSIAN (SLAVIC)

The minor requires 12 hours above the 1999 level. Credit extended in meeting the foreign language requirement for graduation may not be used in satisfying the minor.

SPANISH

The minor requires 15 hours in Spanish coursework above 2220 (SPN 2240 may apply), including at least 3 hours in Spanish literature (SPW). SPT 3130 will not count for minor credit. Courses used to satisfy the Arts and Sciences or B.A. degree language requirement may not be used to satisfy the minor.

STRATEGIC EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (SELC)

The minor focuses on the languages and cultures of three historically and strategically linked regions that form an "arc" along the eastern edge of the EU: Russia and Ukraine, the Balkans, and Turkey. The minor consists of twelve approved semester hours taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics beyond liberal studies and major requirements.

WORLD LITERATURE/WORLD FILM

The minor consists of 15 hours selected from any of the following: CHT 3391r, 3930r; FRT 3140, 3520r, 3561; GET 3130, 3524r; ITT 3430, 3523r; JTP 3391r; PRT 3391r; RUT 3110, 3523r; SPT 3130, 3391r. Courses taken for major credit in Modern Languages may not be counted toward this minor. All courses are taught in English.

Students with double majors are not required to complete a minor. Dual degree students, however (two diplomas), may need the completion of a minor in each degree program. A co-major in two languages, or a degree in a language with a concentration in business do not require a minor.

All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade, not satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) except the internship (4942). A "C-" must be earned in all courses that are used to satisfy a minor.

Courses taken to satisfy the minor may not be double counted toward Liberal studies credit.