2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Languages and Literatures Minor

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Undergraduate Program

The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department is part of the Alice Coonley Higgins School of Humanities. The program investigates how peoples and nations express themselves through language, literature and other cultural phenomena. The interdisciplinary spirit of the program illuminates the relationship between national literatures and other areas of the humanities and social sciences.

The major is offered in French and Spanish. It is also possible, at the department’s discretion, to major in more than one language (the combined foreign languages major).

There are majors available in comparative literature and ancient civilization as well. Though based in foreign languages and literatures, these two programs–together with the minor offered by ancient civilization–are described elsewhere in the catalog under their own headings.


The Adviser System

Advisers are faculty in appropriate disciplines who are assigned to students when their major or minor is declared. Students and advisers should meet regularly. Advisers suggest a course of study, discuss and approve related courses and, for majors, identify areas of special interest that could lead to an honors project.

Language Placement

Refer to Summer Newsletter 2007

Study Abroad

Information on study-abroad programs in France, Germany and Spain is available at Clark’s Office of Study Abroad Programs.

Course Listing by Fields of Specialization



German Literature Courses conducted in English

  • GERM 188 - The Culture of the Weimer Republic in Literature, Film and the Arts

Program Minor

A minor program in foreign languages and literatures is offered in French, German and Spanish.

To qualify, a student must complete six courses in the chosen discipline at a level of difficulty that would count toward a major in that field. Some courses may be replaced by courses outside the field of study but related to it (a course in Latin-American history, for example, might be counted as a related course toward a minor in Spanish). Advanced Topics courses required of majors (FREN 297 , GERM 297  and SPAN 296 ) are not required for the minor, but they may be taken for minor credit with permission of the instructor. Courses taken in study-abroad programs may be counted toward the minor, at the department’s discretion. Students must declare their intention of fulfilling a minor by the end of the junior year. Only course grades of C or better may be counted toward the minor.

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