Modern Languages (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Major Requirements
Select from one of the two following areas:36-40
Area 1: Language and Culture
Area 2: Professional Applications
Concentration (Area 2 only)
Select one of the following concentrations:30-31
Business
Criminal Justice
Digital Media
Technical Communication

Area 1 (Language and Culture)

French

Major Requirements
FRE 100Elementary French I3
FRE 101Elementary French II3
FRE 200Intermediate French I3
FRE 201Intermediate French II3
or FRE 211 French for the Professional
FRE 302Written Expression and Translation 13
FRE 310Readings in Francophone Culture and Civilization 13
FRE 312Conversation and Diction 13
FRE 322Contemporary French Society 13
FRE 403Advanced Business French3
FRE 452Advanced Oral Communication in a Professional Environment3
FRE 462Senior Thesis1
Select nine credit hours from the following:9
Summer Study/Travel Program in French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French
Internship in French
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature I 1
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature II 1
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature III 1
Total Credit Hours40
1

Students may substitute FRE 340 Extended Study Abroad for 12 credit hours from these selected courses

NOTE: Students who are majoring in French will take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview to receive official recognition for proficiency in French.

Spanish

Major Requirements
Select one of the following:6
Elementary Spanish I
and Elementary Spanish II
Accelerated Beginning Spanish
SPA 200Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 302Grammar and Composition3
SPA 310Spanish Readings3
SPA 312Conversation3
SPA 322Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture3
SPA 332Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture II3
SPA 422The Literature of Spain3
SPA 432Selected Studies in Literature in Spanish3
SPA 452Advanced Conversation3
SPA 462Senior Thesis1
Select one of the following:3
Internship in Spanish
Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish
Topics in Spanish
Total Credit Hours40

NOTE: Students majoring in Spanish will take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview to receive official recognition for proficiency in Spanish.

Area 2 (Professional Applications)

French

Major Requirements
Select thirty-three credit hours from the following: 133
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Written Expression and Translation
Readings in Francophone Culture and Civilization
Conversation and Diction
Contemporary French Society
Advanced Business French
Advanced Oral Communication in a Professional Environment
Senior Thesis
Summer Study/Travel Program in French-speaking Country: Oral and Written French
Internship in French
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature I
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature II
Introduction to French Culture, Civilization and Literature III
FRE 211French for the Professional3
or FRE 301 Methods in Teaching Foreign Language
Total Credit Hours36
1

At least 3 credit hours must be numbered 400-499.

Spanish

Major Requirements
Select thirty-three credit hours from the following: 133
Elementary Spanish I
and Elementary Spanish II
Accelerated Beginning Spanish
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Grammar and Composition
Spanish Readings
Conversation
Internship in Spanish
Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture
Introduction to Hispanic Civilization and Culture II
Interim Program in Spanish Studies Abroad: Oral Spanish
The Literature of Spain
Selected Studies in Literature in Spanish
Topics in Spanish
Advanced Conversation
Senior Thesis
SPA 211Spanish for the Professional3
or SPA 301 Methods in Teaching Foreign Language
Total Credit Hours36
1

At least 3 credit hours must be numbered 400-499.

Concentrations (Area 2 only)

Business

Concentration Requirements
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 461International Trade3
FIN 210Personal Finance3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3
GBA 220Business Communications3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MKT 311Consumer Behavior3
or MKT 351 Professional Selling and Sales Management
Total Credit Hours30

Criminal Justice

Concentration Requirements
LAT 101Introduction to Law3
LAT 335Introduction to Mediation3
LAW 100Introduction to Criminal Justice3
LAW 110Introduction to Juvenile Justice3
LAW 190Criminal Investigation3
LAW 260Criminal Law3
LAW 305Introduction to Theories of Crime3
LAW 325Understanding Research in Criminal Justice3
LAW 365Practicum I3
LAW 410Intermediate Criminal Law3
Total Credit Hours30

Digital Media

Concentration Requirements
COM 205Introduction to Mass Media3
JOU 104Introduction to Digital Photography3
JOU 202Reporting for the Media3
JOU 204Introduction to Video Journalism3
Select two of the following:4
Journalism Lab: Newspaper Production
Journalism Lab: Yearbook / Magazine Production
Journalism Lab: Broadcast Production
JOU 308Copy Editing3
JOU 316Internship in Journalism3
Select nine credit hours from the following:9
Web Content and Design
Advanced Media Reporting
Advanced Audio and Video Journalism
Publication Design
Multimedia Authoring
Total Credit Hours31

Technical Communication

Concentration Requirements
ENG 232Language Awareness3
ETC 200Introduction to Technical Communication3
ETC 316Internship in Technical Communication2
ETC 326Document Design3
ETC 401Senior Portfolio1
ETC 408Technical Editing3
ETC 420Technical Documentation3
ETC 421Research and Practice in Technical Communication3
ETC 424Writing for Digital Environments3
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Introduction to Web Page Development
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Web Content and Design
Reporting for the Media
Multimedia Authoring
Total Credit Hours30

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in each major course numbered 100-299 and earn no more than 2 C's in major courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
  8. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.