Foreign Languages & Culture


Foreign Languages & Cultures Distribution List Description

Since Baylor’s mission is to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service,” it is essential that graduates be able to demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the intermediate level, for which completion of 2310 is the minimum. The requirement also encourages students to continue developing proficiency in a second language beyond 2310 if they have already met the 2310 minimum but gives students the opportunity to take classes taught in English that explore cultures in non-English-speaking linguistic traditions.

  • Modern Foreign Languages* 1301 (* includes: ARB, CHI, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, KOR, POR, RUS, SPA, SWA)
  • Modern Foreign Languages* 1302 (* includes: ARB, CHI, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, KOR, POR, RUS, SPA, SWA)
  • Modern Foreign Languages* 1412 (* includes: GER, SPA)
  • Modern Foreign Languages* 2412 (* includes: GER, SPA)
  • Modern Foreign Languages* 2310 (* includes: ARB, CHI, FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, KOR, POR, RUS, SPA, SWA)
  • Classical Languages* 1301 (* includes: GKC, HEB, LAT)
  • Classical Languages* 1302 (* includes: GKC, HEB, LAT)
  • Classical Languages* 2310 (* includes: GKC, HEB, LAT)

All students must demonstrate proficiency through the 2310 level in a modern or classical language or through the 1302 level in two Classical Languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew) or complete GER, SPA 1412 & 2412. For those who already have credit for 2310 (pre-Baylor) or place into a higher level, the following options are available:

  • ARB 2320, Arabic Popular Culture
  • AST 2380, The Peoples and Culture of Asia
  • AST 4388, Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture
  • CHI 2320, Communication in Intermediate Chinese
  • CHI 3305, Chinese for Business I
  • CHI 3306, Chinese for Business II
  • CHI 3310, Chinese Language and Culture Through Film
  • CLA 3301, Roman Civilization
  • CLA 3302, Greek Civilization
  • FRE 1412, Accelerated Elementary French
  • FRE 2320, Passport to the French-Speaking World
  • FRE 3301, Advanced French Grammar
  • FRE 3302, Conversational French
  • FRE 3308, French and Francophone Pop Culture
  • FRE 3310, Introduction to French Literature
  • FRE 3330, Introduction to French Cinema
  • GER 2320, German for Modern Life
  • GER 3301, German Conversation and Composition
  • GER 3341, Introduction to German Culture: Germany in the Making
  • GER 3345, Introduction to German Film: German Culture from Berlin to Hollywood
  • GKC 2320, Intermediate Greek Poetry
  • HEB 2320, Intermediate Hebrew II
  • ITA 2320, Pathways in Italian Culture
  • ITA 3301, Advanced Italian Grammar
  • ITA 3302, Italian Conversation, Reading, and Composition
  • ITA 3310, Introduction to Italian Literature
  • ITA 3330, Italian Through Film
  • JPN 2320, Explore Japan
  • JPN 3301, Advanced Japanese I
  • JPN 3302, Japanese Culture through Reading
  • JPN 3305, Japanese for Business
  • KOR 2320, Intermediate Korean II
  • LAS 2301, An Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • LAT 2320, Intermediate Latin Poetry
  • MES 2301, Introduction to the Middle East
  • POR 2320, Exploring the Portuguese-Speaking World
  • RUS 2320, Russian Culture in Context
  • RUS 3301, Russian Conversation and Composition
  • SPA 2304, Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • SPA 2320, Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World
  • SPA 2321, Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professions
  • SPA 2322, Spanish for Christian Ministry
  • SPA 2324, Spanish for Business
  • SPA 3302, Conversation and Composition
  • SPA 3309, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • SWA 2320, Intermediate Swahili II
  • THEA 3352/JPN 3352, Japanese Theatre and Culture

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