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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

CHAIR: Fr. William J. Farge, Ph.D., Office: 305 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Josefa Salmón
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Blanca Anderson, Robert Dewell, Eileen Doll, William Farge, S.J., Cassandra Mabe, Connie Rodriguez, Peter Rogers, S.J.
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Nathan Henne, Uriel Quesada, Karen Rosenbecker
EXTRAORDINARY ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Isabel Durocher, Alice Kornovich
EXTRAORDINARY VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Michael Bouzigard, S.J., Lisbeth Philip, Charles G. Wrightington, S.J.
LECTURERS: Khedidja Boudaba, Masako Dorrill, Cynthia Garza, Ching Chi Lee, Laura Papadopoulos, Lori Ranner

WEB PAGE: http://chn.loyno.edu/languages-cultures

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and Cultures with a concentration in French, Spanish or Latin American Studies. These programs are designed to train students not only in the target language but also in the culture of those countries where the language is or was spoken. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary minor program in Latin American Studies and Asian Studies.

The department also offers language courses in Arabic, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Italian, and Latin, which can be taken to satisfy the university language requirement. Other languages may be available through cross-enrollment at Tulane, Dillard, and Xavier University.

A minor in French or Spanish requires at least 21 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level in the major language. Students who begin with the first-semester course (A100) will thus need to take a total of 24 hours in the language, while all other students will need to take a total of 21 hours. Students who have already completed 12 hours at the 300-400 level may also take their remaining courses in the history and culture of the countries where the language is spoken, or in linguistics.

The minor in Classical Studies requires a total of 24 hours. At least 12 of those hours must be in Latin or Greek, with the remaining courses selected by the student and the advisor.

The Interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies requires at least 21 credit hours depending on the original level of placement in Spanish. The Interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies requires at least 21 credit hours in approved courses. See interdisciplinary.loyno.edu/asianstudies

Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures

Concentration in Spanish or French

The concentrations in French and Spanish require an absolute minimum of 31 hours in the major language, of which at least 25 hours must be taken at the 300-400 level. Students who begin with the first semester course (A100) will thus need to take 37 total hours of course work in the major. These figures include a 1-hour capstone course taken in the senior year. Students are encouraged to complement their language studies with other courses in history and culture of the countries where the language is spoken, as well as with the study of another foreign language, courses in world history, linguistics, international economics and political relations.

Freshman   F S
Major A100 — A101 of Language 3 3
Elective   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200 — A201 of Language 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
Elective   9 6
    18 15
      33
Junior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
Electives   6 6
    18 18
      36
Senior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 7
Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 130 cr. hrs.    

Concentration in Latin American Studies

The concentration in Latin American Studies requires 37 hours, with 6 hours of Spanish at the intermediate level. Students who begin with the first-semester Spanish course (A100) will need to take 12 hours of language prior to the intermediate level. To complete the program, students will take a variety of courses from several disciplines, including History, Sociology, and Religious Studies.

The Latin American Studies concentration offers you the opportunity to tailor your studies to your specific interests and future professional goals. You can choose many of your classes to focus on one region (say Cono Sur) or to revolve around several disciplines. Because of this flexibility, the sample plan outlined below only provides an idea of how to structure your 4-year degree plan.

In addition, the requirements for the degree depend heavily on your level of Spanish upon entering the program. While we welcome into the program those who are native speakers and those who have no Spanish, this difference will determine the exact number of hours available for Latin American Studies courses.

 

Freshman   F S
Major A100 — A101 of Language 3 3
Elective   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200 — A201 of Language 3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
Elective   9 6
    18 15
      33
Junior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
Electives   6 6
    18 18
      36
Senior   F S
Major A300 — 400 Level 6 7
Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 130 cr. hrs.  

View Latin American Studies Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies

The major degree in Classical Studies requires 36 credit hours, again including a 1-hour capstone course in the senior year. At least 18 of these hours must be in either Latin or Greek, and the remaining 25 hours may be additional courses in Latin or Greek, courses in the classical humanities, and/or designated courses from related fields such as history, philosophy and religious studies.

Freshman   F S
Major A100--A101 of Language 3 3
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   9 9
    15 15
      30
Sophomore   F S
Major A200--A400 Level 3 3
Adjunct/Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 15
      30
Junior   F S
Major   6 6
Adjunct/Electives   3 3
Common Curriculum   6 6
    15 15
      30
Senior   F S
Major   6 7
Adjunct/Electives   6 6
Common Curriculum   3 3
    15 16
      31
TOTAL: 121 cr. hrs.      

View Classical Studies Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Spanish Courses.

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)