Programs

The requirements listed below are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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Japanese

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Major in Japanese

Bachelor of Arts

Required Courses   19 hrs  
GLT 100T Transitions 1
JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I 3
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II 3
JPN 301 Conversation and Composition I 3
JPN 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
JPN 331 Advanced Language Practice 3
JPN 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Limited Electives   6 hrs
 GLT 400 Senior Seminar 3
and one of the following:    
JPN 421 Topics in Japanese Literature 3
JPN 441 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies 3
JPN 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Approved Electives in Japanese
  9 hrs
JPN 401 Advanced Japanese I 3
JPN 402 Advanced Japanese II 3
and one of the following:    
JPN 306 Introduction to Japanese Literature 3
JPN 315 Global Cinema in Japanese 3
JPN 323 Japanese Culture and Civilization 3
JPN 324 Contemporary Japanese Culture and Civilization 3
JPN 350 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3
     
Required Support Course   3 hrs
One of the following:    
ART 425 Art of Asia 3
HIS 340 Modern East Asia 3
HIS 475 Modern Japan 3
POL 454 Government and Politics of Asia 3
     
University Studies Requirements
  41-44 hrs
     
Required Minor   21-24 hrs
     
Electives   9-21 hrs
     
Total Curriculum Requirements   120 hrs

 

Notes:

  • Credit for JPN 101 and JPN 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.
  • JPN 201 and JPN 202 also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A.
  • All majors and minors must earn a C or higher in JPN 301, which serves as a gateway course to upper-level culture and literature courses.
  • Majors must earn passing scores on the third-year proficiency exams to enroll in GLT 400.
  • The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Major in Japanese Translation

This major is pending. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

Area in Japanese with Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Arts

Required Courses   19 hrs  
GLT 100T Transitions 1
JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I 3
JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II 3
JPN 301 Conversation and Composition II 3
JPN 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
JPN 331 Advanced Language Practice 3
JPN 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Limited Electives   6 hrs
GLT 400 Senior Seminar 3
and one of the following:    
JPN 421 Topics in Japanese Literature 3
JPN 441 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies 3
JPN 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Approved Electives in Japanese   9 hrs
JPN 401 Advanced Japanese I 3
JPN 402 Advanced Japanese II 3
and one of the following:    
JPN 306 Introduction to Japanese Literature 3
JPN 315 Global Cinema in Japanese 3
JPN 323 Japanese Culture and Civilization 3
JPN 324 Contemporary Japanese Culture and Civilization 3
JPN 350 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3
     
Required Support Course   3 hrs
One of the following:    
ART 425 Art of Asia 3
HIS 340 Modern East Asia 3
HIS 475 Modern Japan 3
POL 454 Government and Politics of Asia 3
     
Required for Teaching Certificate   34 hrs
EDU 280 Educating for Human Development 3
EDU 485 Professional Perspectives for Teaching 1
GLT 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 3
HUM 180 Exploring Teaching in the Humanities 3
HUM 380 Inclusive Teaching of Diverse Learners in Humanities 3
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools 3
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School 14
SEC 422 Extended Practicum 4
   
University Studies Requirements   41-44 hrs
   
Electives   0-5 hrs
   
Total Curriculum Requirements   120 hrs

 

Notes:

  • Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course, as well as in a University Studies math course, a public speaking course, and EDU 103 or an equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met.
  • Credit for JPN 101 and JPN 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.
  • JPN 201 and JPN 202 also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A.
  • All majors and minors must earn a C or higher in JPN 301, which serves as a gateway course to upper-level culture and literature courses.
  • Majors must earn passing scores on the third-year proficiency exams to enroll in GLT 400.
  • The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Minor in Japanese

  21 hrs
JPN 201 3
JPN 202 3
JPN 301 3
JPN 331 3
Nine hours of approved upper-level electives 9

 

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in JPN 301 and JPN 331
  • Six hours must be completed in residence at Murray State University
  • The department strongly recommends that minors study abroad for at least one summer.

Certificate in Japanese

This certificate is pending. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

Spanish

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Major in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts

Required Courses   19 hrs  
GLT 100T Transitions 1
SPA 201 Intercultural Communication in Spanish 3
SPA 202 Practical Applications in Spanish 3
SPA 301 Conversation and Composition I 3
SPA 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
SPA 331 Advanced Language Practice 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Limited Electives   6 hrs
GLT 400 Senior Seminar 3
and one of the following:    
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 402 Golden Age Literature 3
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 404 Don Quijote 3
SPA 411 Spanish-American Short Story 3
SPA 419 European Cinema 3
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 422 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies 3
SPA 450 Literary Masterpieces in Spanish 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel 3
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
     
Approved Electives in Spanish   9 hrs
Three of the following classes:    
SPA 306 Introduction to Literature in Spanish 3
SPA 315 Global Cinema in Spanish 3
SPA 323 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SPA 325 Spanish-American Culture 3
SPA 330 Spanish Literary Texts in Context 3
SPA 332 Phonetics 3
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 402 Golden Age Literature 3
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 404 Don Quijote 3
SPA 411 Spanish-American Short Story 3
SPA 419 European Cinema 3
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 422 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies 3
SPA 450 Literary Masterpieces in Spanish 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel 3
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
     
Required Support Course   3 hrs
One course from the department's approved list   3
     
University Studies Requirements
  41-44 hrs
     
Required Minor   21-24 hrs
     
Electives   9-21 hrs
     
Total Curriculum Requirements   120 hrs

 

Notes:

  • Credit for SPA 101 and SPA 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.
  • SPA 201 and SPA 202 also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A.
  • All majors and minors must earn a C or higher in SPA 301, which serves as a gateway course to upper-level culture and literature courses.
  • Majors must earn passing scores on the third-year proficiency exams to enroll in GLT 400.
  • The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Major in Spanish Translation

This major is pending. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.  

Area in Spanish with Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Arts

Required Courses   19 hrs  
GLT 100T Transitions 1
SPA 201 Intercultural Communication in Spanish 3
SPA 202 Practical Applications in Spanish 3
SPA 301 Conversation and Composition I 3
SPA 302 Conversation and Composition II 3
SPA 331 Advanced Language Practice 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
     
Limited Electives   6 hrs
GLT 400 Senior Seminar 3
and one of the following:    
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 402 Golden Age Literature 3
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 404 Don Quijote 3
SPA 411 Spanish-American Short Story 3
SPA 419 European Cinema 3
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 422 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies 3
SPA 450 Literary Masterpieces in Spanish 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel 3
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
     
Approved Electives in Spanish   9 hrs
Three of the following classes:    
SPA 306 Introduction to Literature in Spanish 3
SPA 315 Global Cinema in Spanish 3
SPA 323 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3
SPA 325 Spanish-American Culture 3
SPA 330 Spanish Literary Texts in Context 3
SPA 332 Phonetics 3
SPA 401 Survey of Spanish Literature 3
SPA 402 Golden Age Literature 3
SPA 403 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 404 Don Quijote 3
SPA 411 Spanish-American Short Story 3
SPA 419 European Cinema 3
SPA 421 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 422 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
SPA 441 Topics in Spanish Cultural Studies 3
SPA 450 Literary Masterpieces in Spanish 3
SPA 460 Studies in a Genre 3
SPA 505 Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 507 Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature 3
SPA 512 Spanish-American Novel 3
SPA 521 Topics in Spanish Literature 3
SPA 522 Topics in Spanish-American Literature 3
     
Required Support Course   3 hrs
One course from the department's approved list   3
     
Required for Teaching Certificate   34 hrs
EDU 280 Educating for Human Development 3
EDU 485 Professional Perspectives for Teaching 1
GLT 514 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 3
HUM 180 Exploring Teaching in the Humanities 3
HUM 380 Inclusive Teaching of Diverse Learners in Humanities 3
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools 3
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School 14
SEC 422 Extended Practicum 4
   
University Studies Requirements   41-44 hrs
   
Electives   0-5 hrs
   
Total Curriculum Requirements   120 hrs

 

Notes:

  • Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course, as well as in a University Studies math course, a public speaking course, and EDU 103 or an equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met.
  • Credit for SPA 101 and SPA 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.
  • SPA 201 and SPA 202 also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A.
  • All majors and minors must earn a C or higher in SPA 301, which serves as a gateway course to upper-level culture and literature courses.
  • Majors must earn passing scores on the third-year proficiency exams to enroll in GLT 400.
  • The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Minor in Spanish

  21 hrs
SPA 201 3
SPA 202 or SPA 203 3
SPA 301 3
SPA 302 3
Nine hours of approved electives beyond SPA 302 9

 

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in SPA 302
  • Six hours must be completed in residence at Murray State University
  • The department strongly recommends that minors study abroad for at least one summer.

Certificate in Spanish

This certificate is pending. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

French

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Major in French

This major has been suspended. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

Major in French Cultural Studies

This major is pending. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

Minor in French

  21 hrs
FRE 201 3
FRE 202 or FRE 203 3
FRE 301 or FRE 302 or FRE 331 3
Twelve hours of approved electives beyond FRE 331 12

 

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in FRE 301, 302, or 331
  • Six hours must be completed in residence at Murray State University
  • The department strongly recommends that minors study abroad for at least one summer.

German

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Major in German

This major has been suspended. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

Major in German Cultural Studies

This major is pending. Contact the department chair for up-to-date information.

Minor in German

  21 hrs
GER 201 3
GER 202 or GER 203 3
GER 301 3
GER 331 3
Nine hours of approved electives beyond GER 331 9

 

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in GER 301 and GER 331
  • Six hours must be completed in residence at Murray State University
  • The department strongly recommends that minors study abroad for at least one summer.

Chinese

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Minor in Chinese Studies

  21 hrs
CHN 101 3
CHN 102 3
CHN 201 3
CHN 202 or CHN 210 3
CHN 305 3
CHN 340 3
One approved elective 3

 

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in CHN 202, CHN 305, and CHN 340
  • Six hours must be completed in residence at Murray State University
  • The department strongly recommends that minors study abroad for at least one summer.

Placement

All incoming Freshmen and Transfer students who plan to take language classes and who have had prior experience with the language (whether in classes or from contact with family members or a community of speakers) are required to take a placement exam. For more information, please see Placement Policy.