BA Language Satisfying Courses

Learning a language is a process through which you discover a new world, a new you! Languages also open up a world of career possibilities and enhance people’s learning skills to make them better learners in general.

Language Studies is one of the main strengths of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. While the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree requires proficiency in a second language, it is not a limiting factor. All students can pursue a second, third language to deepen their understanding of the peoples of the world, to develop more meaningful relationships both personal and professional.

To graduate with a BA degree, University of Oregon students need to show intermediate competency in one language other than English. This can be accomplished by completing at least the third term of the second year in a Second Language course taught in the language (203 or equivalent), with a grade of C– or better or P. In general, this level corresponds to the sixth term of study (e.g., FREN 203, CHN 203, SPAN 203 or 228.). Students receive the credit associated with the course(s) passed.

Old English Option

Students may fulfill the UO second-language requirement by passing two years of courses in Old English through the Department of English. Students complete ENG 428 OE I (Old English grammar), and then two Old English reading courses—ENG 429 Old English II and 430 Old English III—which are each taken twice, over two successive years. Because 429 and 430 must be repeated, the readings studied in ENG 429 and ENG 430 vary every other year. Taking these two courses twice means that students will complete five different courses, which together will satisfy the BA Language requirement. Once these five courses have been passed successfully, students should contact the CAS Divisional Dean for Humanities, who will certify the BA second language requirement as completed.

Using Hebrew Courses to Fulfill the BA Language Requirement

Students may fulfill the UO second-language requirement by passing 3 upper-division Hebrew courses. These courses are repeatable and may be taken in any order. The upper-division courses offered at the University of Oregon are HBRW 311 – Biblical Narrative, HBRW 312 – Biblical Poetry, and HBRW 313 – Postbiblical Literature. Please refer to the Class Schedule for term offerings.

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Term (Class Schedule) Subject Course Number Course Title Credits
201802 Winter 2019 Arabic (ARB) 302 Language & Culture 4
201802 Winter 2019 Chinese (CHN) 302 3rd Year Chinese 5
201802 Winter 2019 Chinese (CHN) 412 4th Year Chinese 4
201802 Winter 2019 Chinese (CHN) 421 Inter Lang Strategies 4
201802 Winter 2019 Chinese (CHN) 437 Literary Chinese 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 301 France Contemporaine 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 302 Culture et langage 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 312 Survey: Francoph Lit 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 319 Surv 19C & 20C 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 333 French Narrative 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 416 Adv Writing in French 4
201802 Winter 2019 French (FR) 480 Top Paris & Modernity 4
201802 Winter 2019 German (GER) 312 Interm Lang Training 4
201802 Winter 2019 German (GER) 361 Literary Movements 4
201802 Winter 2019 German (GER) 412 Adv Language Training 4
201802 Winter 2019 Greek (GRK) 411 Top 4
201802 Winter 2019 Italian (ITAL) 318 Surv Baroq/Enlight 4
201802 Winter 2019 Japanese (JPN) 302 3rd Year Japanese 5
201802 Winter 2019 Japanese (JPN) 412 4th Yr Spoken Japanese 4
201802 Winter 2019 Japanese (JPN) 415 4th Yr Read/Writ Japan 4
201802 Winter 2019 Japanese (JPN) 490 Translation Japan Lit 4
201802 Winter 2019 Korean (KRN) 302 3rd Year Korean 5
201802 Winter 2019 Latin (LAT) 411 Top 4
201802 Winter 2019 Portuguese (PORT) 305 Cul e Linguua: Brasil 4
201802 Winter 2019 Russian (RUSS) 317 3rd Year Russian 5
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 228 Latino Heritage II 5
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 301 Identidades Hispanas 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 303 Expresiones Artisticas 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 305 Cambios Sociales 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 307 Oral Skills 2
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 308 Comunidades Bilingues 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 311 Adv Writing in Spanish 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 312 Spanish in the Media 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 320 Intens Grammar Review 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 322 Intro Hispanic Ling 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 324 Pronunciation & Phonet 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 342 Hispanic Cul Lit II 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 343 Hispanic Cul Lit III 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 344 Hispanic Cul Lit IV 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 348 US Latino Lit & Cul 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 351 Intro to Theater 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 353 Intro to Narrative 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 424 Hist of the Span Lang 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 428 Spanish in the US 4
201802 Winter 2019 Spanish (SPAN) 448 Puerto Rico & Diaspora 4