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Study in a language other than English

There are three ways of satisfying the Language requirement:

  1. Complete the fourth semester (L232) or higher of a foreign language course with a minimum grade of C-; or pass an examination demonstrating the equivalent of two years of college language study (e.g., achieve a minimum score of 4 on the AP exam; achieve a score of 5 or better on the higher level International Baccalaureate exam; pass an exam administered by one of the following departments: Classics, French, German and Russian, Japanese and Chinese, or Spanish); or present evidence of a primary language other than English to the Registrar's Office.
  2. Complete the second semester (or higher) of a foreign language course (L132) with a minimum grade of C-, plus one additional semester of intensive study abroad in that language (the foreign study program must be approved and must fulfill Willamette's requirements).
  3. Complete the third semester of a foreign language course (L231) with a minimum grade of C-, plus one semester of a course (possibly taught in English) that normally deals with the culture or literature of the language studied, or with linguistics. The courses below are currently approved by the faculty to meet the 4th semester language requirement.

Students in these courses should:

  • Demonstrate the ability to speak the target language (other than English)
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and understand the target language
  • Demonstrate the capacity to listen and comprehend the target language
  • Demonstrate the ability to write in the target language

Chinese

  • CHNSE 254 (4th Sem Lang Req) Language, Ethnicity, and Folklore in China

French

  • FREN 241 (4th Sem Lang Req) Topics in French History through Film

German

  • GERM 241 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Nineteenth Century German Literature in Translation
  • HIST 390W (4th Sem Lang Req) Germany from Bismarck to Hitler
  • HIST 391 (4th Sem Lang Req) Germany Since 1945
  • PHIL 354 (4th Sem Lang Req) Nietzsche and Philosophy

Greek

  • ARTH 271 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Greek Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 171 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Love and War, Gods and Heroes: Greek and Roman Epic Poetry
  • CLAS 244W (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) The Greek and Roman Stage
  • CLAS 247 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Women in Roman Literature and Life
  • CLAS 250W (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians
  • CLAS 260 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Gender and Sexuality in Greek Society
  • CLAS 358 (4th Sem Lang Req) Advanced Topics in Classical Studies (topic dependent)
  • GREEK 350W (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Greeks, Romans an Barbarians: Readings in Greek
  • REL 227 (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Ancient Cults and Creeds: The Religions of Greece and Rome

Hebrew

  • ARCH 237W (4th Sem Lang Req) Introduction to Syro-Palestinian Archaeology
  • REL 340 (4th Sem Lang Req) Hebrew Torah/Pentateuch

Japanese

  • JAPN 314W (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Japanese Literature in Translation
  • JAPN 340 (4th Sem Lang Req) The Japanese Cinema

Latin

  • ARTH 270 (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Roman Art and Architecture
  • CLAS 171 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Love and War, Gods and Heroes: Greek and Roman Epic Poetry
  • CLAS 244W (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) The Greek and Roman Stage
  • CLAS 247 (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) Women in Roman Literature and Life
  • CLAS 250W (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians
  • CLAS 358 (4th Sem Lang Req) Advanced Topics in Classical Studies (topic dependent)
  • REL 227 (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Ancient Cults and Creeds: The Religions of Greece and Rome

Russian

  • RUSS 233W (4th Sem Lang Req; TH) Russian Culture: Russian Ways and View of Russia
  • RUSS 235 (4th Sem Lang Req; CA) Russian and Soviet Cinema
  • RUSS 320W (4th Sem Lang Req; IT) The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel

Spanish

  • IDS 336W (4th Sem Lang Req) Field Studies in Ecuador: A Perspective on Latin America
  • SPAN 260 (4th Sem Lang Req) Hispanic Literature in Translation

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