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Spanish & French Minors

While proficiency in a foreign language is not required for participation in all study abroad programs, the Center for Global Education encourages the study of foreign languages abroad for the simple fact that being immersed in the culture and civilization of a foreign country is the single best way to develop fluency in their spoken language.

Marymount supports the pursuit foreign language acquisition by offering minors in French and Spanish, the requirements of which are described below. Foreign language courses in French, German, and Spanish are also offered as electives. Marymount students wishing to continue language study or to study additional languages may do so through Marymount’s membership in The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Information on scheduling and registering for courses offered by consortium member universities is available from the Marymount Registrar’s Office.

French Minor

This minor offers students the opportunity to combine Marymount’s upper-division French coursework along with a semester abroad, studying in the target language. Through this minor, students will be able to develop their French language skills and fluency while being immersed in French culture and civilization. The Center for Global Education maintains a list of approved French language programs from which students can choose the program that best fits their interests. The minor requires a total of 18 credits above the intermediate level. Students who wish to pursue this minor must have competency in French equivalent to completion of second-year courses, FR 201 and FR 202.

Minor Requirements

The French minor requires a total of eighteen credits.
  • Three to twelve credits from the following courses:
    • FR 201 Intermediate French I,
    • FR 202 Intermediate French II,
    • FR 303 Contemporary French Civilization,
    • FR 305 Topics in French Literature
  • Six to fifteen credits in intermediate or advanced French courses from approved study abroad immersion program

Spanish Minor

This minor offers students the opportunity to combine Marymount’s upper-division Spanish coursework with a semester abroad, studying in the target language. Through this minor, students will be able to develop their Spanish language skills and fluency while being immersed in the Hispanic culture of a Spanish speaking country. The Center for Global Education maintains a list of approved Spanish language programs throughout Spain and Latin America. Students can choose a program that best fits their interest. Students who wish to pursue this minor must have competency in Spanish equivalent to completion of second-year courses, SP 201 and SP 202.

Minor Requirements

The Spanish minor requires a total of eighteen credits.
  • Three to twelve credits from the following courses:
    • SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I,
    • SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II,
    • SP 301 Communicating in Spanish,
    • SP 303 Spanish Civilization and Culture,
    • SP 305 Topics in Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • Six to fifteen credits in intermediate or advanced Spanish courses from approved study abroad immersion program
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