Majors

Modern:  French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Classical:  Classical Civilization, Classical Languages, Latin
Teacher Preparation

Refer to graduation requirements listed in the University of Montana catalog.

Total credits required for a major in a modern or classical language vary with the student's high school preparation or language credit transferred from another college or university. Requirements for academic majors are set forth below under the various languages. Requirements for teaching majors and minors also are listed under the School of Education. Three semesters or equivalent of a second language are required for all students majoring in French, German, or Russian except: double majors, teaching majors, and students completing the linguistics option. English 101 must be completed by both academic and teaching majors or minors.

Courses submitted in fulfillment of major or minor requirements must be taken for a traditional letter grade.

Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses within their major language presented in fulfillment of requirements for the language major.

All majors must register in the department and be assigned a departmental major advisor. A student is not considered a major in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures until he or she has registered with the department.

Degree Requirements

Classical Languages Option

1a.  Emphasis in Latin: twelve credits in Latin beyond Latin 102, plus six credit in Greek beyond Greek 102. 
1b.  Emphasis in Greek: twelve credits in Greek beyond Greek 102, plus six credits in Latin beyond Latin 102.
2.  MCLG155L, MCLG 160L and either MCLG 251L or MCLG 252L.
3.  Twelve credits from MCLG 301, 302, 303, 320, 360H, 361, 362, or PHIL 251.
4.  Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Classics/Classical Languages major.
5.  The upper-division Writing Expectation will be fulfilled by completion of MCLG 301, 302, 303, 362, or 365.

Classical Civilization Option

  1. Latin 201 or equivalent or Greek 201or equivalent or Latin 101–102 and Greek 101–102 or equivalent.
  2. MCLG 155L, MCLG 160L, and MCLG 251L or MCLG 252L.
  3. Twelve credits from MCLG 301, 302, 320, 360H, 361, 362 or PHIL251. Students are encouraged to spread these credits among courses focusing on classical history, philosophy, art and literature.
  4. Nine additional credits from recommended or specially approved courses. Recommended courses are: MCLG 365; LATN 202, 300; GRK 212, 300; PHIL 461, 463; RELS 311, 312.
  5. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Classics/Classical Civilization major.
  6. The upper-division Writing Expectation will be fulfilled by completion of MCLG 301, 302, 303, 320, 362, or 365 with the consent of the instructor.

Latin Option

  1. Fifteen credits in Latin beyond Latin 202, Greek 101-102 may account for 4 credits.
  2. Latin 402, Composition.
  3. MCLG 155L, 160H, MCLG 251L or 252L.
  4. MCLG 303 and 361.
  5. Nine additional credits from recommended or specially approved courses. Recommended courses are: MCLG 301, 302, 320, 360 H, or 362; PHIL 251, 461, 463; RELS 311 or 312. Students are encouraged to spread these credits among courses focusing on classical history, philosophy, art and literature.
  6. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division LATN courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Classics/Latin major.
  7. The upper-division Writing Expectation will be fulfilled by completion of MCLG 301, 302, 303, 320, 362, or 365 with the consent of the instructor.
  1. French 101 to 202 or equivalent.
  2. At least 30 credits of upper–division courses in French, including 301, 350, 311, 312, 313, 421, one 3-credit 400-level literature course and one 3-credit 400-level culture course or a second 3-credit 400-level literature course. Of these specifically required courses, at least 6 credits must be completed in courses with UM French faculty.
  3. A second modern or classical language is encouraged as a sequence of complementary electives to a major in French, but is not a requirement.
  4. One semester of French history HIST 352 or 353 is encouraged as a complementary elective to a major in French, but is not a requirement.
  5. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division French courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the French major.
  6. The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the University of Montana catalog.

Linguistics Option

For a complete listing of Linguistics offerings see Linguistics.

  1. FRCH 101 to 202 or equivalent.
  2. FRCH 401or approved equivalent.
  3. Eighteen credits of Linguistics, including: LING 270 or 470, 471, 473.
  4. Strongly recommended for the French major are: nine upper–division credits in literature and/or culture, and at least one course in the history of Europe.
  1. German 101 to 202 or equivalent.
  2. At least 30 credits of upper–division work in German, including 301, 302, 311, 312 or 318, 400 and at least two 3–credit courses in literature at the 400 level and at least two of the following culture courses: 351H, 352H, 350, 322L and 362Y.
  3. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division GRMN courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the German major.
  4. The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the University of Montana catalog.
  1. Japanese 101 to 202 or equivalent.
  2. At least 26 credits of upper–division work in Japanese language courses and electives, including 301, 302, 411 (repeatable once), 412 or 415, and at least 12 credits from JPNS 306, 311, 312, 386, 390 (up to 3 credits only), 393 (up to 3 credits only), 412, 431, and 491. Japanese 391 also may be counted as an elective when the course is a Japanese literature, Japanese pedagogy/linguistics, or cultural course not part of basic Japanese language instruction.
  3. Japanese 150H and at least two Asian studies or history courses on Japan or East Asia at any level not in the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department: for example: HSTR 240, 343; AS 101, 201.
  4. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division JPNS courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Japanese major.
  5. The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the University of Montana catalog.
  1. Russian 101 to 202 or equivalent.
  2. RUSS/ MCLG 105HY: Intro to Russian Culture
  3. At least 27 credits of upper division work in Russian, 15 of which must be in the target language and must include 301 and 302. The remainder must include one semester of  Russian history and two of the following: 308, 312L and 313L.
  4. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division RUSS courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Russian major.
  5. The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing RUSS 494: Seminar in Russian Studies.
  1. Spanish 101 through 202 or equivalent.
  2. At least 30 credits of upper–division courses in Spanish, including 301, 326, 331 and three 3–credit literature courses at the 400 level (not Span 408).
  3. All Spanish majors must complete MCLG 315L, Major Hispanic Authors, in addition to the 30 hours in upper-division Spanish courses.
  4. The sequential order of the following required courses must be followed: 326 and 331 before any 400-level literature course; 301 before 408.
  5. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Spanish major.
  6. The Upper-division Writing Expectation must be met by successfully completing an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the University of Montana catalog.
  7. Spanish majors interested in Spanish-American literatures and cultures are encouraged to take MCLG 100H, 3 cr., Introduction to Latin American Studies, a requirement for students wishing to obtain the Latin American Studies minor. Students majoring in Spanish are also encouraged to check listings in anthropology, art, history, political science, sociology and other disciplines for additional courses that will fulfill the Latin American Studies minor. Students wishing to improve their facility in Spanish and earn credit toward their Spanish major or minor may wish to consider the Spanish section's study abroad programs offered each spring semester in Mexico or Spain. (Contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures for further information on either the Latin American Studies minor or study abroad programs.)