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Undergraduate Programs - Critical Languages Courses

VOX (Critical Languages Courses) have something to offer every major. The job market is a competitive place and employers are looking for skills that set candidates apart from the other applicants. Be the one that stands out with proficiency in a Critical Language.


1. Recommended deadline for enrollment is January 18, 2016.

2. Classes with fewer than 3 students will not run.

3. All Critical Languages courses carry three credits.

4. Classes have a maximum enrollment of 10 students.

5. All courses listed below satisfy the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement

See the Modern Languages and Classics Department in 201 Little Hall for more information and to enroll.

For the most up to date information see the Course Catalog

updated: 10/26/2015


Why Study Arabic?

ARA 101 Elementary Arabic 1 *5 credits*
9:00AM-9:50AM M-W-F & 9:30AM-10:20AM T-Th


Why Study Chinese?

CHI 101 Elementary Chinese 1 *5 credits*
9:00AM-9:50AM M-W-F & 9:30AM-10:20AM T-Th


VOX 105 Beginning Spoken Irish Gaelic
Section 1- Mon. 12:00PM-1:15PM & Tuesdays 12:30PM-1:45PM


VOX 106 Beginning Spoken Italian I
Section 1- 3:30PM-4:45PM T/Th
Section 2- 9:30AM-10:45AM T/Th

VOX 136 Beginning Spoken Italian II
Section 1- 2:00PM-3:15PM T/Th
Section 2- 11:00AM-12:15PM T/Th


VOX 107 Beginning Spoken Japanese I
Section 1- TBA
Section 2- TBA

VOX 137 Beginning Spoken Japanese II
Section 1- 8:00AM-9:15AM T/Th

VOX 167 Beginning Spoken Japanese III
Section 1- 9:30AM-10:45AM T/Th


VOX 138 Beginning Spoken Korean II
Section 1- TBA (class will be scheduled to fit your schedule)


VOX 110 Beginning Spoken Russian I
Section 1- 10:00AM-10:50AM M-W-F
Section 2- 10:00AM-10:50AM M-W-F

VOX 140 Beginning Spoken Russian II
Section 1- 11:00AM-11:50AM M-W-F

More information on these courses is coming soon, please check this page regularly or contact:

Sandra Lyons
201 Little Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5742
Phone: 581-2072
Fax: 207-581-1832

Last Updated October  26, 2015

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Modern Languages and Classics
201 Little Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207-581-2072 | Fax: 207-581-1832E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469