Department of Foreign Languages

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages

  1. FRENCH/SPANISH Students will develop proficiency in written expression and reading comprehension.
  2. FRENCH/SPANISH Students will develop proficiency in verbal expression and listening skills.
  3. FRENCH/SPANISH Students will acquire broad knowledge of French- Francophone/Spanish - Hispanophone cultures and civilizations.
  4. FRENCH/SPANISH The students shall demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of French/Spanish language literature and the ability to communicate them orally and in writing.

Degree Requirements

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Language (French)

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English     Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3   FREN 1001  3
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3   FREN 1002  3
Mathematics     ENGL 2341  3
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3   Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126 or higher 3   Social Sciences2  6
Science     Arts  
BIOS3 3   Arts Elective4  3
BIOS or Physical Science3 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Social Science 2000+ 6  History-European 2000+  3
Electives outside of major 3000+ 6  History-European or Louisiana 2000+  3
Electives 16  FREN 2001  3
HIST 1001 3  FREN 2002  3
HIST 1002 3  ENGL 2342  3
    Total 49
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
French culture courses 3000+  6  FREN 3500  1
FREN 3002, 3031, 3041, 3042, 3100 15  FREN Electives 4000+  6
FREN 3197  1  FREN Literature 3000+  3
    Total 32
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  4. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

In all cases, college subject requirements should be completed before taking electives. Refer to the University and college requirements for particulars. In conference with a foreign language advisor each student will plan a balanced and coherent program designed for the student's particular needs and interests. Through choice of electives the student may wish to combine the Major program with another field of study: a second foreign language and literature, linguistics, the civilization of an area, an allied subject within the humanities, an allied field within the social sciences, sciences, or business administration.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages (French)

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
Arts  3  General Electives  6
General Electives  3  FREN 1002  3
FREN 1001  3  MATH 1031, 1032, 1115, or higher  3
MATH 1031, 1032, 1115, or higher  3    
UNIV 10011  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
BIOS 1053  3  BIOS or Physical Science  3
General Electives  5  ENGL 2342  3
ENGL 2341  3  FREN 2002  3
FREN 2001  3  HIST 1001  3
     Social Sciences  3
Total Hours  14 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Physical Science  3  European or Latin American History 2000+  3
FREN 3031  3  FREN 3042  3
FREN 3041  3  FREN 3100  3
HIST 1002  3  FREN 3197  1
Social Sciences  3  Social Sciences 2000+  6
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 16
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
FREN 3002  3  French Culture 3000+  3
French Literature 3000+  3  Upper level non-major Elective  4
French Culture 3000+  3  French Elective 4000 level  3
French Elective 4000 level  3  European or Louisiana History 2000+  3
Upper Level non-major elective  3  FREN 3500  1
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 14
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Minor in French

A Minor requiring 18 credit hours of French with a 2.0 grade point average is offered. Specific courses are: 2002, 3031, 3041, 3042, 3100, and three additional hours at the 3000 level or above.

Honors in French

The UNO Honors Program requires a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 for admittance. The grade point minimum for transfer and continuing students is 3.50. An honors program in French is available to superior students, both French majors and non-majors.

Honors in French for French majors

To graduate with honors in French, French majors must:

  1. Fulfill the usual requirements for French Majors.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in French courses and a cumulative 3.50 grade point average.
  3. Complete a minimum of six credit hours in interdepartmental (Arts and Sciences) honors courses.
  4. Receive credit for French 3199 by writing an honors essay, as well as a summary of it to be written in French, approved by three members of the Foreign Language faculty.
  5. During the course of the program, but prior to the writing of the honors essay, the student must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language by means of an examination administered by the faculty.

Honors in French for students not majoring in French

To graduate with honors in French, students not majoring in French must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in French courses numbered 3100 or above. These courses, which must be approved by the French faculty, must include at least six hours in courses numbered 3200 or above.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in French courses and a cumulative 3.50 grade point average.
  3. Complete a minimum of six credit hours in interdepartmental (Arts and Sciences) honors courses.
  4. Receive credit for French 3199 by writing an honors essay, as well as a summary of it to be written in French, approved by three members of the Foreign Language faculty.

During the course of the Program, but prior to the writing of the honors essay, the student must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language by means of an examination administered by the faculty.

Degree Requirements

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages (Spanish)

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  SPAN 1001  3
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  SPAN 1002  3
Mathematics    ENGL 2341  3
MATH 1031, 1115, 1125 or higher 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1032, 1116, 1126or higher 3  Social Sciences2  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  Arts Elective4  3
BIOS or Physical Science3 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Social Science 2000+ 6 HIST 1002  3
Electives outside of major 3000+ 6  History-European or Latin American 2000+  6
Electives 16  SPAN 2001  3
ENGL 2342 3  SPAN 2002  3
HIST 1001 3    
    Total 49
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
Hispanic Culture Courses 3000+  6  SPAN 3500  1
SPAN 3031, 3041, 3042, 3002 12  SPAN Electives 4000+  6
SPAN 3197  1  SPAN Literature 3000+  6
    Total 32
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
  1.  "C" or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement
  4. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement

In all cases college subject requirements should be completed before taking electives. Refer to the university and college requirements for particulars. In conference with a foreign language advisor each student will plan a balanced and coherent program designed for the student's particular needs and interests. Through choice of electives the student may wish to combine the Major program with another field of study: a second foreign language and literature, linguistics, the civilization of an area, an allied subject within the humanities, an allied field within the social sciences, sciences, or business administration.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study

College of Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages (Spanish)

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
Art  3  General Electives  6
General Electives  3  SPAN 1002  3
SPAN 1001  3  MATH 1031, 1032, 1115, or higher  3
MATH 1031, 1032, 1115, or higher  3    
UNIV 10011  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
General Electives  6  BIOS or Physical Science  3
BIOS 1053  3  ENGL 2342  3
ENGL 2341  3  SPAN 2002  3
SPAN 2001  3  HIST 1001  3
     Social Sciences  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Physical Science  3  European or Latin American History 2000+  3
SPAN 3031  3  SPAN 3042  3
SPAN 3041  3  Spanish Lit 3000+  3
HIST 1002  3  SPAN 3197  1
Social Sciences  3  Social Sciences 2000+  6
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 16
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
SPAN 3002  3  Hispanic Cultures 3000+  3
Spanish Literature 3000+  3  Upper level non-major Spanish Elective 4000 level  3
Hispanic Cultures 3000+  3  European or Latin American History 2000+  3
Spanish Elective 4000 level  3  SPAN 3500  1
Upper Level non-major elective  3  Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 13
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

Minor in Spanish

A Minor requiring 18 credit hours of Spanish with a 2.0 grade point average is offered. Specific courses are: 2002, 3031, 3041, 3042, and 3100 or 3101, and three additional hours at the 3000 level or above.

Honors in Spanish

The UNO Honors Program requires a minimum ACT composite score of 30 or a minimum SAT score of 1350 for admittance. The grade point minimum for transfer and continuing students is 3.50. An honors program in Spanish is available to superior students, both Spanish majors and non-majors.

Honors in Spanish for Spanish majors:

To graduate with honors in Spanish, Spanish majors must:

  1. Fulfill the usual requirements for Spanish Majors.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in Spanish courses and a cumulative 3.50 grade point average.
  3. Complete a minimum of six credit hours in interdepartmental (Arts and Sciences) honors courses.
  4. Receive credit for Spanish 3199 by writing an honors essay, as well as a summary of it to be written in Spanish, approved by three members of the Foreign Language faculty.
  5. During the course of the program, but prior to the writing of the honors essay, the student must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language by means of an examination administered by the faculty.

Honors in Spanish for students not majoring in Spanish:

To graduate with honors in Spanish, students not majoring in Spanish must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in Spanish courses numbered 3100 or above. These courses, which must be approved by the Spanish faculty, must include at least six hours in courses numbered 3200 or above.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in Spanish courses and an overall 3.50 average.
  3. Complete a minimum of six credit hours in interdepartmental (Arts and Sciences) honors courses.
  4. Receive credit for Spanish 3199 by writing an honors essay, as well as a summary of it to be written in Spanish, approved by three members of the Foreign Language faculty.

During the course of the program, but prior to the writing of the honors essay, the student must demonstrate oral proficiency in the language by means of an examination administered by the faculty.