Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

Romance Languages


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major: 30

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: FRE 495 or SPA 495; HON 498/499 may be used as long as the student uses the languages in which he or she is majoring.  The Honors thesis and/or presentation should be done in the language or the majority of the work should be done in the language.  The thesis proposal form must be signed by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information: Gregory Zaro, Acting Chair, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, Room 242, (207) 581-1857, gregory.zaro@maine.edu


The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences page of the catalog.

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Information about the Romance Languages major

General Requirements:

  1. Demonstration of listening comprehension, oral, reading, and writing proficiency (students who have not received at least a “B” in FRE 305 or 306, and SPA 305 or 306 may be required to take a test in language skills)

  2. Demonstration of comprehensive coverage of literature and civilization through successful completion of appropriate course work

Special requirements:

  1. A minimum of 30 credits in French and Spanish beyond the intermediate level, at least 24 of which must be in 400 series

  2. A minimum of 12 credits above the intermediate level in each of the two languages must be taken.

  3. FRE 495 or SPA 495 Senior Project Credits 0-3. (This satisfies a General Education Requirement) or completion of Undergraduate Honors Thesis. 

  4. INT 410 - Introduction to the Study of Linguistics Credits: 3

Suggested four-year plan for the BA in Romance Lnaguages


First Year - First Semester (15-16 credits)


First Year - Second Semester (15-16 credits)


Second Year -First Semester (15 credits)


Second Year -Second Semester (16 credits)


Third Year - First Semester (15 credits)


  • FRE 400X (Cultural Diversity/Int’l Perspectives Gen Ed) (Required for the major)
  • SPA 400X (Cultural Diversity/Int’l Perspectives Gen Ed) (Required for the major)
  • Population and Environment Gen Ed
  • Course in chosen minor
  • Elective

Third Year - Second Semester (12-15 credits)


  • Semester Abroad (Immersion) - (Highly recommended but not required for major)

               or

  • 1-2 4xx advanced courses (Cultural Diversity/Int’l Perspectives Gen Ed) (Required for the major)
  • Art & Creative Expression (i.e. MUL 101: Art of Listening to Music) 
  • Course in chosen minor
  • Elective

Fourth Year - First Semester (15 credits - 18 if study abroad was 12 credits)


Fourth Year - Second Semester (15 credits)


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