Foreign Language (FL) Designations in UMM Catalog and Class Schedule

 

Proposal: Change the statement of the foreign language (FL) requirement of the GER in the 2007-2009 Catalog and remove the FL designation from all 1001 Beginning I foreign language courses.

 

Rationale: The FL designator should be removed because 1) 1001 courses do not fulfill the requirement and the FL requirement cannot be partially met; 2) listing FL for 1001 courses is inaccurate; 3) information for students and advisors needs to be stated as clearly as possible.

 

 

Current Statement: 2005-07 Catalog----page 61.

II.B. Foreign Language (FL)—Two courses in a single language**

**Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the level achieved at the completion of the first year of college language study.  Students can demonstrate proficiency by: a) passing 1002—Beginning Language II or an equivalent college course; b) passing the appropriate placement test; c) passing an examination for credit, such as AP or CLEP; or d) proving that they have a native language other than English. 

 

 

Proposed Statement:  2007-09 Catalog

II.B. Foreign Language (FL)­One course or other proficiency.

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the level of one year of college foreign language study by a) successfully completing a UMM course designated FL; b) passing the appropriate placement test; c) passing a special examination, such as AP or CLEP; or d) proving that they have a native language other than English.

 

 

Changes: 

II.B. Foreign Language (FL)—Two courses in a single language.** One course or other proficiency.

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the level of one year of college foreign language study by a) successfully completing a UMM course designated FL; b) passing the appropriate placement test; c) passing a special examination, such as AP or CLEP; or d) proving that they have a native language other than English.

 

[delete corresponding footnote at end of Expanding Perspectives section of General Education Requirements]

**Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second language at the level of one required for successful completion of the first year of college foreign language study by a) successfully completing a UMM course designated FL; b) passing the appropriate placement test; c) passing an examination for credit, such as AP or CLEP; or d) proving that they have a native language other than English.