Modern Languages

  • A Saint Mary’s student communicates in a modern European language either at an advanced beginning or intermediate low level (depending upon her previous study), or at an appropriate level in another approved non-European or classical language.
  • A Saint Mary’s student demonstrates an understanding of the structure of this language by using the language with accuracy in speaking and writing.
  • A Saint Mary’s student identifies salient features of the geography, history, and culture of those that speak this language.
  • A Saint Mary’s student demonstrates intercultural understanding by recognizing and analyzing cultural misconceptions and the influence of her own cultural identity on her interactions with others.

NOTE:  The Sophia Program represents a dynamic curriculum with regular changes and new courses certified for particular learning outcomes.  The following lists of Sophia Program course certifications are accurate at the time of publication.  Not all sections of all courses have been certified for the Sophia Program.  The class schedule search feature in PRISM, as well as the current schedule pdf, provides section-level certification details.

 Achieve Modern Language Learning Outcomes through two of the following (two courses at a level appropriate to the student’s previous experience with that language):

MLAR 101-102  Introductory Arabic  8 hours
MLCH 101-102
 Beginning Mandarin Chinese
 8 hours
MLFR 101-102  Introductory French
 8 hours
MLFR 111-112
 Intermediate French
 8 hours
MLGR 101-102  Introductory German
 8 hours
MLGR 111-112  Intermediate German
 8 hours
MLIT 101-102  Introductory Italian
 8 hours
MLIT 111  Intermediate Italian
 4 hours
MLSP 101-102  Introductory Spanish
 8 hours
MLSP 111-112  Intermediate Spanish
 8 hours
MLSP 113-114  Intermediate Spanish for the Professions
 8 hours
MLSP 115-116
 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers
 8 hours