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Modern Languages & Literatures
Language is one of the foundations of ethnic and cultural diversity, and the study of languages and cultures is one of the hallmarks of an educated person.
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Cheney, WA 99004
EWU Language Requirement
The University requires that all students receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree complete two years of the same language in high school or one year of the same language at the college level (103 level or higher). Any of the languages offered in the Modern Languages Department can fulfill this requirement.
Note: Second year or more advanced language study for 4-5 credits or 10 credits of approved (Japanese or Chinese) first-year language study may satisfy the International Studies General Education Requirement.
The Spanish program offers a course specifically designed for heritage speakers of Spanish (SPAN 312). Successful completion of this course fulfills the EWU language requirement. Students who place into this course and complete it with a minimum grade of 2.5 can also earn a minor in Spanish.
Students with knowledge of other languages offered through the department can fulfill the requirement by completing 5 credits at the 103 level or higher, depending upon placement by the program advisor.
Speakers of Languages NOT Offered through the Department:
Students who have knowledge of a language not offered in the department may be able to fulfill the requirement by proving proficiency equivalent to the 103 level. Contact the department chair for options.
Note: The Modern Languages Department does not offer equivalency testing which allows students to test out of the language requirement.