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Majors are available in Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, French, German, Italian, Japanese Studies and Spanish. Language majors consist of advanced language courses at the 200 and 300 levels. Language Studies majors consist of six to eight, 200 and 300 level advanced language courses and 5~7 courses taught in English about the target-language culture, history, and society. Majors in this department do not include beginner (101-103) and intermediate (104-106, 114-115, 124-126) courses, which students must complete if their prior linguistic training is insufficient to take advanced courses. Minor programs are available for all languages.
All students are strongly encouraged to participate in DePaul's study abroad programs in Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and other locations. Consult the Study Abroad office for current offerings.
Our Advising FAQs webpage and study abroad/degree progress video can help students better understand how to apply study abroad credit to degree requirements. Our Language Resource pages include information about students who major/minor in a language, what students can do with a language program, employment opportunities for language major/minor students and financial support for language studies.
Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners (Students who want to study Spanish and who place into heritage Spanish courses are required to take Spanish heritage courses.)
Intermediate experiential learning Spanish (satisfies experiential learning requirement):
Latin 113 fall (poetry), 114 winter (prose), 115 spring (prose composition) and Greek (ancient) 104 fall, 105 winter, 106 spring may be offered if there is sufficient interest. Latin 113-115 may be completed in any order.
SPN 201, 202, 203 typically available every quarter fall/winter/spring
Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners (Students who want to study Spanish and who place into Spanish heritage courses are required to take Spanish heritage courses.)
In addition to the 201-203/205-207 advanced communication courses, Spanish also offers many 200-level SPN courses in areas such as commercial Spanish, law, linguistics, medical professions and translation. Before students take SPN 220 or above at the 200 level, they should take one of the following (or the equivalent): 201, 202, 205 or 206.
French, Italian, German and Spanish 201-203/205-207 advanced communication courses may be taken in any order.
German 201-203 courses may be taken concurrently with German 300-level courses and do not have to be taken in sequence, even though students completing these courses in order will notice an arc within them across the academic year.
Italian 201-203 courses may be taken concurrently with Italian 300-level courses.
For French and Spanish, the completion of at least one 200-level course is highly recommended before beginning the 300 level.
Arabic, Chinese and Japanese must be taken in sequence and before the 300 level.
ARB 201 focuses on reading, ARB 202 focuses on writing, ARB 203 focuses on speaking/presentations.
Students may take any RUS 200- or 300- level course in any sequence per Russian 200-level test placement or by instructor permission.