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Programs

French and Francophone Studies

Major

Students may earn the Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies by completing 30 credit hours of applicable courses above the 2000 level. The French and Francophone Studies program offers courses in French and English in the areas of French language, French and Francophone literature and culture, French and European history, art history, philosophy, politics, and business.

Minor

The minor in French consists of Intermediate French I, Intermediate French II, and three upper-level courses.

Spanish

Major

Students may earn the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish by completing 30 credit hours of courses in Spanish above the 2000 level. The Spanish BA program offers courses in three broad content areas: Spanish Language, Hispanic Culture, and Hispanic Literature.

Minor

The minor in Spanish consists of Intermediate Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish II, and three upper-level courses.

Certificate in Spanish for the Professions

This undergraduate Certificate in Spanish for the Professions helps to build language proficiency with the goal of providing students with the linguistic skills and cultural competency necessary for an increasingly global community, focusing on building cultural background and communicative proficiency while providing profession-specific language and cultural experience. Current professionals and students looking to expand their language and cultural skills before entering the field may be interested in this certificate. Study abroad courses or internships in Spanish-speaking countries, may be accepted with the approval of the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Program for Heritage Speakers of Spanish

We offer two courses specifically designed for those who grew up speaking Spanish at home, or who have had extensive contact with the language, but who have had little or no formal training. They are:

  • SPN3350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers, focused on improving your written Spanish, and
  • SPN3351 Communication and Communities for Heritage Speakers, designed to help you feel comfortable using Spanish in professional settings.

Both courses have a cultural component centered on examining the experiences of immigrants and analyzing what it means to be bilingual and bicultural in the United States today.

SPN3350 is offered in fall semesters, and SPN3351 in spring semesters. Students in SPN3351 contribute to the oral history project Voces y Caras: Hispanic Communities of North Florida.

For more information, contact Dr. Constanza López, associate professor of Spanish.

 

Chinese

The department offers the following courses:

  • CHI 1120 Beginning Chinese I
  • CHI 1121 Beginning Chinese II
  • CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHI 3400 Conversation in Chinese
  • CHT 3500 Chinese Language and Culture 

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a Minor in Chinese (15 credit hours above the beginning level). For more information about learning Chinese at UNF, please contact department chair Dr. Greg Helmick.

Note: Heritage or native speakers of Chinese or students with prior experience in the language must consult with the Chinese program coordinator or the department chair prior to enrolling.

Students may also pursue further Chinese studies abroad through a variety of programs. Students should contact the department for information about these programs.

Bilingual Digital Humanities

Overview

The Undergraduate Program in Bilingual Digital Humanities prepares students with advanced research, writing, critical thinking, technology and project management skills in two languages. The program offers students the opportunity to explore intersections between technology and literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, with an emphasis on understanding connections between differing cultural traditions.

Students participating in this program complete:

  1. a first major in either English or History,
  2. a second major in either French and Francophone Studies or Spanish, and
  3. the minor in Digital Humanities.

In the future, additional majors may be included for option 1.

Advantages

Participants will be allowed to double count up to two eligible courses (6 credit hours) between their two majors,* and may also double count up to five courses (15 credit hours) between the minor in DH and those two majors.** The circumstances related to double-counting vary somewhat, according to the combination of majors:

  • English/French and Francophone Studies + DH minor. The BA in English is 36 hours, the BA in French and Francophone Studies is 30 hours, and the minor in DH is 15 hours (for a total of 81 hours). Through this program, a student could complete both majors and the minor with as few as 60 hours.
  • History/French and Francophone Studies + DH minor. The BA in History is 36 hours, the BA in French and Francophone Studies is 30 hours, and the minor in DH is 15 hours (for a total of 81 hours). Through this program, a student could complete both majors and the minor with 60 hours or fewer. Because the program of study for French and Francophone Studies includes numerous courses offered by the Department of History, a student may potentially double-count between the two majors more than the two courses specified by this description.
  • English/Spanish + DH minor. The BA in English is 36 hours, the BA in Spanish is 30 hours, and the minor in DH is 15 hours (for a total of 81 hours). Through this program, a student could complete both majors and the minor with as few as 60 hours.
  • History/Spanish + DH minor. The BA in History is 36 hours, the BA in Spanish is 30 hours, and the minor in DH is 15 hours (for a total of 81 hours). Through this program, a student could complete both majors and the minor with as few as 60 hours.

The total number of hours for each combination above should be understood to consist of mostly, but not always entirely, upper-level hours.***

Students in this program have the opportunity to participate in Honors in the Major in both of their respective majors, as available, provided they meet the criteria for acceptance, and in many cases may be able to complete most or all the requirements for Honors in the Major through their work in this program.

*These six hours should be divided evenly between the two programs in question (except in the case of French and Francophone Studies — see note on this combination of majors above). In other words, a student may double count one upper-level SPN or SPW course on culture, literature or film (taught in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures), and one upper-level course on literature, film, history, research methods, or writing (taught in either the Department of English or the Department of History, as appropriate to the student's combination of majors), as agreed upon by the respective program directors.

**Students pursuing double majors are allowed 15 additional hours beyond 120 for the purposes of calculating excess hours (see the Excess Credit Hour Surcharge page on the One-Stop Student Services website for details). Students participating in this program may take advantage of this allowance. Many may not need to do so, however, because of the reduced course load made possible through the opportunities for double counting explained above.

***The BA in English, the BA in History, and the minor in Digital Humanities can all potentially involve a limited number of lower-level hours, so the total number of hours for each combination involving those programs can possibly include some lower-level hours.

To Apply

The Undergraduate Program in Bilingual (English/Spanish) Digital Humanities is offered jointly through the Department of English; the Department of History; the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and the Digital Humanities Institute. Interested students may apply to the chair of any of the participating departments.