College of Fine Arts and Humanities
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- To teach students to communicate in a language other than their own;
- To encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of foreign cultures through the study of languages, linguistics,
literatures and civilizations (on campus and abroad);
- To help students gain language proficiency for careers in business, international affairs, translation/interpretation,
communications, law, social work, criminal justice, and travel, as well as for advanced professional degrees;
- To prepare students to be successful teachers of languages, cultures and literatures—teachers who can expand their
students' awareness of the interconnectedness of today's world;
- To offer graduate level education in foreign languages for teachers who want to pursue studies at an advanced level;
- To give students the background necessary for graduate study.
Students entering UNK with a particularly high level of achievement in Modern Languages may be awarded credit upon completion of a "validating" course at UNK.
The Department of Modern Languages will allow credit, assigned retroactively, for French/German/Spanish after the completion of a validating course in French/German/Spanish and subject to the following conditions:
- The validating course must be the first college level course completed in French, German, or Spanish and must be taken at the University of Nebraska at Kearney;
- Confirming course numbers are 201, 205 or an approved 300-400 level course (excluding Phonetics, Study Abroad, or 388) foreign language course at UNK;
- The student must receive a letter grade of "B-" or better in the validating course and may not repeat the course for the purpose of requesting credits under this policy;
- A maximum of 9 credits may be granted in any one language.
After completion of a validating course listed below with a "B-" or better, the student will receive the following credits"
After the successful completion of the confirming course students must report to the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages
(Thomas Hall, Room 215) with a copy of their grades. The instructor of the confirming course as well as the chair will sign the
"request for retroactive credit" form, which will then have to be taken to the registrar's office for finalization of the process.
A supplemental endorsement is offered in English As a Second Language.
Courses with the prefixes CHIN, FORL,
FREN, GERM, JAPN and
SPAN are offered by the department.
19 May 2016