Critical and Classical Languages and Cultures Co-Major

For information, contact the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, 172 Irvin Hall, 513-529-2526.

Students are increasingly electing to study more than one foreign language and, quite frequently, combine a Western language with a non-Western one. Those who decide to branch out into a second language often derive the greatest benefit if they move beyond the beginning level of their second language. This co-major is designed to help students structure language course selections so that they can acquire significant competence in both of the languages, even if it does not delve as deeply into either language as a major otherwise would. This focus on language acquisition can be a powerful prospective professional skill.

Studying abroad is highly recommended, but not required for the co-major, and any university-level study of either targeted language or other required course(s) can count; courses in unrelated disciplines may not be applied toward the co-major requirements. 

Students majoring in: German; East Asian Languages and Cultures; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; or Classical Languages, may not select languages being used in their major.

Students minoring in Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Classical Languages, or Russian may not select languages being used in their minor.

Program Requirements

(33-34 semester hours)

Language One15
Choose from:
Intermediate Modern Arabic
Second Year Chinese
Second Year German
Second Year Japanese
Intermediate Latin
Intermediate Russian
Intermediate Modern Arabic
Second Year Chinese
Second Year German
Second Year Japanese
Representative Latin Authors
Intermediate Russian
Advanced Arabic
Third Year Chinese
German Language Through the Media
Third Year Japanese
Advanced Russian
300-level course taught in the language
400-level course taught in the language
Language Two12-13
Choose from unused languages listed in language one
Elementary Arabic II
Elementary Chinese
Beginning German
Review of Basic German
First Year Japanese
Beginning Latin
Review Latin
Beginner's Course
Intermediate Modern Arabic
Second Year Chinese
Second Year German
Second Year Japanese
Intermediate Latin
Intermediate Russian
Intermediate Modern Arabic
Second Year Chinese
Second Year German
Second Year Japanese
Representative Latin Authors
Intermediate Russian
300-level course taught in the language
Advanced Study6
300/400-level course in language one or two; taught in the language 1
300/400-level course in language one or two; taught in the language 1
Total Credit Hours33-34
1

 Courses taught in English that are relevant to either language one or two (ex. German music, Russian literature, Chinese art, etc.) can be substituted with permission of the department.