Minor in French

Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours in the language, 9 of which are above the intermediate level

Minor in Spanish

Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours in the language, 9 of which are above the intermediate level

Minor in Classical Studies

Requirements: 18 credit hours, with either two semesters of Latin beyond the elementary level, or two semesters of Greek at the elementary level or above.

Minor in International Affairs (24 credits)

Requirements:  The minor in International Affairs consists of the following with a grade of C or better:

1. INA 101, Introduction to International Affairs

2. One other IA core curriculum course from this list: ANT 102, ECO 121, HTY 241, or POS 120

3. Three primary courses and one secondary course from a single thematic concentration

4. Two semesters in the same foreign language or study abroad. For students who study abroad, at least one course must be taught in the host language. Students whose first language is not English may meet the foreign language requirement with their TOEFL score.

Minor in Professional Languages (9 credits French, 9 credits Spanish = 18 credits)

Credits must be at the 200 level or higher and must include FRE 307 French for Business and SPA 309 Spanish for the Professions.  Be better prepared for the global job market of the 21st century.  The minor in Professional Languages is intended for students who would like to develop intermediate or advanced proficiency in French and Spanish, including knowledge of the fundamentals of business-related communication and practices in several of the countries in which French (54 countries) and Spanish (44 countries) are spoken.

Certificate of Proficiency in French

1. Any three courses in French above FRE 101 Elementary French I

2. Performance Assessment or Proficiency Assessment (Oral Proficiency Interview, Oral Proficiency Interview by computer), Writing Proficiency (WPT), or Reading and Listening Proficiency Tests (RPT/LPT).  The student may elect the assessment of their choosing.

Requires a fee to paid to Language Testing International and a proctoring fee of $30 payable to the University of Maine. Credit by exam may not be counted toward the certificate of proficiency.

Certificate of Proficiency in German

1. Three courses in German above GER 101 Elementary German I.

2. Performance Assessment or Proficiency Assessment (Oral Proficiency Interview, Oral Proficiency Interview by computer), Writing Proficiency (WPT), or Reading and Listening Proficiency Tests (RPT/LPT).  The student may elect the assessment of their choosing.

Requires a fee to paid to Language Testing International and a proctoring fee of $30 payable to the University of Maine. Credit by exam may not be counted toward the certificate of proficiency.

Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish

1. Any three courses in Spanish above SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

2. Performance Assessment or Proficiency Assessment (Oral Proficiency Interview, Oral Proficiency Interview by computer), Writing Proficiency (WPT), or Reading and Listening Proficiency Tests (RPT/LPT).  The student may elect the assessment of their choosing.

Requires a fee to be paid to Language Testing International and a proctoring fee of $30 payable to the University of Maine. Credit by exam may not be counted toward the certificate of proficiency.

For complete course listings, please consult section on Interdisciplinary Minors located here.

Updated 5/17/16

Minors

Minor in French

PROGRAM MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIREMENTS
Minor in French 18+ credit hours At least 9 credit hours above the intermediate level
Minor in Spanish 18+ credit hours At least 9 credit hours above the intermediate level
Minor in Classical Studies 18+ credit hours Either two semesters of Latin beyond the elementary level, or two semesters of Greek at the elementary level or above
Minor in International Affairs 24+ credit hours A grade of C or better in each of the following:

1. INA 101: Introduction to International Affairs

2. One other IA core curriculum course from this list: ANT 102, ECO 121, HTY 241, or POS 120

3. Three primary courses and one secondary course from a single thematic concentration

4. Two semesters in the same foreign language or study abroad. For students who study abroad, at least one course must be taught in the host language. Students whose first language is not English may meet the foreign language requirement with their TOEFL score.

Minor in Professional Languages

Be better prepared for the global job market of the 21st century. The minor in Professional Languages is intended for students who would like to develop intermediate or advanced proficiency in French and Spanish, including knowledge of the fundamentals of business-related communication and practices in several of the countries in which French (54 countries) and Spanish (44 countries) are spoken.

18+ credits
  1. FRE 307: French for Business
  2. SPA 309: Spanish for the Professions
  3. 6+ additional credit hours in French at the 200 level or higher
  4. 6+ additional credit hours in Spanish at the 200 level or higher