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Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective.

WARNING: The following information reflects a minor option which expired as of Summer 2018. Please click the appropriate link under "Minors" on the right side of this page to view the currently effective requirements for this minor. If a link to this minor does not appear, the minor may no longer be available, or may be available under a different academic unit. You can find past requirements under the appropriate archived catalog.

Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish

To fulfill requirements for a minor in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish, a student must complete a minimum of 17 credits of course work in one language area. A foundation of the target language, 203 and 204 (8 credits), is required; in addition, 3 courses (9 credits) must be taken in courses other than 203-204 at the 300-400 level.  A minimum of 9 credits with a letter grade must be taken in residence at WSU, of which 3 must be at the 300-400-level.  All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. Only courses thus designated in the Catalog may be repeated for credit toward the minor. Courses counting towards a minor in the language may not be counted towards a major in International Area Studies (i.e., Asian Studies, Latin America Area Studies, German Area Studies, or French and Francophone Area Studies). 105, 205, 305, and 405 may not count towards the minor. For courses taken in Study Abroad Programs or as other transfer credits, please check with your advisor.  All Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish language minors must also complete an exit proficiency examination interview during the semester in which they complete the last language course of their minor.  There is a fee charged for the exam.

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