1-3 courses (4-12 sequential credits)
The faculty of the University of Denver believe that studying culture through language at the university level is crucial in our globalized world, and courses in this area reflect that belief. Students usually must complete three quarters of study in a language at the first-year level. If a student shows exceptional skill and places higher than first-year in a proficiency exam, that student needs to complete a one-quarter course (4 credits) in the language above the first-year level (or that student may choose to start a new language and complete the first-year sequence in that language). In these courses, students will learn linguistic skills in a language other than English in the setting of an internationalizing university that encourages multi-skill language learning. Students taking such courses also will be studying a different expression of culture through language, thereby learning both about a new culture and about themselves and their personal and social and cultural backgrounds. Students will learn to appreciate human diversity as it is expressed linguistically and transculturally in modern society.
In these courses, students will:
Demonstrate a greater proficiency in a language, as based on their initial evaluation in their language of choice.
Demonstrate greater knowledge about a culture as embodied in that language.
For more information and course offering, please visit www.du.edu/langlit
- Students must either complete the first-year sequence in a language, or, if they have tested higher than the first-year level in a language, one quarter in that language (they may alternatively choose to start a new language and complete the first-year sequence - 3 quarters).
- Students in the following degree programs are exempt from the Language requirement: BSEE, BSME, BSCpE and BFA.
- Students in the following degree program may choose between 8 (eight) credits in the Language requirement or 8 (eight) credits in SI 1 - Scientific Inquiry in the Natural & Physical World requirement: BM.