Bachelor of Arts
The Department of Modern Languages at Indiana University Southeast affirms the importance of language study as fundamental to humanistic inquiry. We believe that language exists as both a necessary precondition and an inevitable consequence of human self-awareness, and that this self-awareness accounts for our drive to understand, interact with, and shape the world. The Department is committed both to teaching practical skills (the structural specifics of French, German or Spanish) and to developing our students’ appreciation of the fundamental role that language plays in defining our humanity. We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees and minors in French, German, and Spanish.
University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements
All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.
Department of Modern Languages Residency Requirements
The Department of Modern Languages enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.
General Education Core Requirements
All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.
- Information Literacy (1 credit)
- Written Communications I (3 credits)
- Written Communications II (3 credits)
- Oral Communications (3 credits)
- Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
- Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
- Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
- Social Science(3 credits)
- General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)
Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.
Bachelor of Arts Distribution Requirements
In addition to the requirements stated in the General Education Core, students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the following BA Distribution Requirements. There is no limit to the number of hours a student may take in any one discipline. In some rare instances, it is possible to "double dip" BA Distribution courses with some General Education Core courses and major courses. When "double dipping," the minimum grade required is the higher of the two. The additional distribution requirements are as follows:
- Additional Ethical Reasoning/Diversity
In addition to the three credit hours required for the campus general education Ethical Reasoning/Diversity requirement, choose one additional course for a minimum total of 6 credit hours in the Ethical Reasoning/Diversity. One course must be in Ethical Reasoning and one course must be in Diversity. (May not "double dip" with the General Education Core Ethical Reasoning/Diversity Requirement, the BA Distribution Historical Investigation Requirement, or the BA Distribution Social & Behavioral Science Requirement.)
- Additional Natural Science
In addition to the five credit hours (lecture + lab) required for the campus general education Natural Science requirement, choose one additional course for a minimum total of 8 credit hours in the natural sciences. One course must be in the life sciences and one course must be in the physical sciences.
- Additional Social Science
In addition to the three credit hours required for the campus general education Social Science requirement, choose one additional course in any discipline for a minimum total of 6 credit hours in the social/behavioral sciences. (May not "double dip" with General Education Core Social & Behavioral Science or the BA Distribution Historical Investigation requirement.)
- Historical Investigation
Two courses in Historical Investigation. (May not “double dip” with the additional Social & Behavioral Science for the BA Distribution requirements.)
- Foreign Language
All BA degree candidates must satisfactorily complete (D- or higher) four semesters of a single foreign language, or they must earn an achievement examination or placement test score sufficient for placement in foreign language classes at the 300 level or above.
Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in French
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours above the 100 level, some of which may be taken overseas (See the "Overseas Study" section of the bulletin.) or through Metroversity.
- F 200, F 250
- 300 level Eighteen (18) credit hours from the following
F 300, F 305, F 306, F 313, F 314, F 315, F 316, F 363, F 375
- 400 level Six (6) credit hours from the following: F 453, F 454, F 461, F 474, F 475
- Any appropriate University of Louisville 500-level courses.
Bachelor of Arts in German
- G 200, G 250
- Two 300-level courses in language (G 275, G 310, G 311, G 345, or G 346)
- One 300-level course each in literature (G 305 or G 306), and culture studies (G 362 or G 363)
- Four 400-level courses in language, literature, or culture
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
- S 200 and S 250 (6 cr.)
- S 312 and S 317 (6 cr.)
- S 411 or S 412 (3 cr.)
- 12 credit hours from the following: S 275, S 291, S 301, S 302, S 303, S 311, S 363
- At least 3 credit hours from the following: S 407, S 408, S 419, S 420, S 450, S470, S 471, S 472, S 474, S 494 (S 494 is by arrangement)
- Students may choose to take additional 400-level courses in place of 300-level courses. This excludes S312 and S317, which are explicitly required.
- Native speakers are not allowed to take S 275, S 291, or S 317.