B.A. in Romance Languages

B.A. in Romance Languages

(HEGIS 1101)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math, and social sciences. These are the classic building blocks that ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. Your romance languages degree prepares you for work in which knowledge of French, Italian, or Spanish language and culture is central. A degree in romance languages is frequently sought by those planning to attend graduate or professional schools.

Career Outcomes for Romance Languages Majors

Your Dowling romance languages degree prepares you for exciting careers in teaching, foreign language communications such as translating or interpreting, and government work such as foreign service. Other options include import/export manager, banking manager, and various positions in the travel and hospitality industries.

Students seeking certification to teach a language other than English at the secondary level must consult an education advisor

College-Wide Requirements 9 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Major Requirements 42 credits

Primary Language A student must complete 30 credits in French, Italian or Spanish 30
Secondary Language A student must complete 12 credits in a second language (French, Italian, or Spanish) 12
Minor/Electives Requirements 18
Electives 18

Total: 120 credits

Note: Candidates for secondary teacher certification in French or Spanish must complete 36 credits in the language for which certification is sought.

These suggested courses of study are for four-year students who do not transfer in any college credits. Track 1 is for students majoring in Romance Languages. Track 2 is for students planning to graduate with provisional Adolescent Certification in Spanish or French.

Suggested Sequence of Course Work for Romance Languages 

Track 1
Track 1: This track is for students entering as freshmen with no college credits. Students in this track complete 30 credits of a primary language and 12 credits of a secondary language. In addition, the student will complete all other college-wide requirements.

Semester 1

FYE First Year Experience Seminar (Freshmen only) 3
Core 6
ENG 1001A Principles of Writing 3
Primary Language FRN , ITL, or SPN 1005 3

Total: 15

Semester 2

Core 6
Mathematics 3
Library 1
Primary Language FRN , ITL, or SPN 2006, 2xxx 3-6

Total: 13-16

Semester 3

Core 6
Primary Language FRN, ITL, or SPN 2xxx and
FRN, ITL, or SPN 3xxx 6
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 1005 3

Total: 15

Semester 4

Core 6
Primary Language FRN, ITL, or SPN 3xxx and
FRN, ITL, or SPN 4xxx 6
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 2006 3

Total: 15

Semester 5

Core 3
Primary Language FRN, ITL or SPN 3xxx and
FRN, ITL or SPN 4xxx 6
Secondary Language FRN, or ITL, or SPN 2xxx 3
Elective 3

Total: 15

Semester 6

Core 3
Primary Language FRN, ITL, or SPN 4xxx (as Capstone) 3
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 3xxx 3
Electives 6

Total: 15

Semester 7

Electives 9
Senior Seminar 3

Total: 12

Semester 8

Electives 12

Total: 12

Total: 123 credits

Track 2
Track 2: This track is for students who plan to graduate with provisional Adolescent Education Certification in French or Spanish. Students in this track complete 36 credits in the primary foreign language for which they are seeking provisional certification, 12 credits in a second foreign language, and 36 credits in Adolescent Education. In addition, the student will complete all other college-wide requirements.

Semester 1

FYE First Year Experience Seminar (Freshmen only) 3
Core 6
ENG 1001A Principles of Writing 3
Primary Language FRN , or SPN 1xxx or higher 3

Total: 15

Semester 2

Core 6
Mathematics 3
Library 1
Primary Language FRN or SPN 2xxx or higher 3-6

Total: 13-16

Semester 3

Core 6
Primary Language FRN or SPN 2xxx or higher 6
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 1xxx 3
Adolescent Education Requirement 3

Total: 18

Semester 4

Core 6
Primary Language FRN or SPN 3xxx or higher 6
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 2xxx 3
Adolescent Education Requirement 3

Total: 18

Semester 5

Core 3
Primary Language FRN or SPN 3xxx or higher 6
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 2xxx or higher 3
Adolescent Education Requirement 6

Total: 18

Semester 6

Core 3
Primary Language FRN or SPN 3xxx or higher 6
Secondary Language FRN or ITL or SPN 2xxx or higher 3
Adolescent Education Requirement 6

Total: 18

Semester 7

Primary Language FRN or SPN 3xxx or higher 3
Senior Seminar 3
Adolescent Education Requirement 9

Total: 15

Semester 8

Adolescent Education Requirement 12

Total: 12

Total: 129 credits

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