Degrees/Majors

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Any student who completes eighteen (18) credits of the foreign language beyond 102 may apply to receive a Certificate of Proficiency. He/she will be required to pass a proficiency examination in that language.

All candidates for the Certificate of Proficiency must submit an application no later than mid-term of their last semester at Morgan State University. Applications may be obtained from the office of the Chairperson of the Department or from any member of the Foreign Language faculty.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MINOR
To qualify as a minor, a student must earn twelve (18) credit hours in the same foreign language.    Twelve of these credits must be beyond 102.

Placement In World Languages and International Studies
A student who has successfully completed courses in World Languages and International Studies in high school (beginning with the 9th grade) will normally place as follows:

A. With zero or one year of foreign language study he/she should enter the 101 level.
B. With two years of foreign language study he/she should enter the 102 level.
C. With three years of foreign language study he/she should enter the 203 level.
D. With four or more years of foreign language study he/she should enter the 204 or 311 level.

Deviations from this plan must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department of World Languages and International Studies.

Course Offerings & Descriptions:

General Courses

These are general courses that are useful for a variety of languages.


 

African Languages

African Languages taught at MSU include Wolof, Swahili and Yoruba.


 

Arabic

Arabic is offered on the elementary and intermediate levels.


 

Chinese

Introducing students to one of the major Asian languages, Mandarin Chinese


 

French

The department offers a minor in French.


 

German

German is offered on the elementary and intermediate leve.


 

Japanese

Japanese is offered on the elementary level.


 

Latin

Designed to give foundation in Latin


 

Portuguese

Portuguese is offered on the elementary level.


 

Russian

Providing linguistical development in Russian


 

Spanish

The department offers a minor in Spanish.