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.

Another way to meet the requirements is demonstrating proficiency by exam. More information about satisfying the BA Language requirement can be found here.

Old English Option

Effective fall term 2021, students may fulfill the UO second-language requirement by taking the all three courses in the year-long sequence in Old English (ENG 428, ENG 429, ENG 430) and by achieving a B- or higher in ENG 430. The sequence must be taken in order, since ENG 428 is a prerequisite for ENG 429, which is a prerequisite for ENG 430. Any questions about this should be directed to the Old English instructor or to the CAS Divisional Dean for Humanities.

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
Fall 2021 Chinese (CHN) 301 3rd Year Chinese 5
Fall 2021 Chinese (CHN) 413 Top Cult Geo 4
Fall 2021 Chinese (CHN) 420 Inter Lang Strategies 4
Fall 2021 Chinese (CHN) 436 Literary Chinese 4
Fall 2021 French (FR) 301 France Contemporaine 4
Fall 2021 French (FR) 302 Culture et langage 4
Fall 2021 French (FR) 318 Monarch Liberty Revolu 4
Fall 2021 French (FR) 319 Surv 19C & 20C 4
Fall 2021 French (FR) 490 Top 20th C Literature 4
Fall 2021 German (GER) 311 Interm Lang Training 4
Fall 2021 German (GER) 366 Themes in German Lit 4
Fall 2021 Greek (GRK) 411 Top Herodotus 4
Fall 2021 Italian (ITAL) 303 Societa, Econ, Politic 4
Fall 2021 Japanese (JPN) 301 3rd Year Japanese 5
Fall 2021 Japanese (JPN) 411 4th Yr Spoken Japanese 4
Fall 2021 Japanese (JPN) 414 4th Yr Read/Writ Japan 4
Fall 2021 Korean (KRN) 301 3rd Year Korean 5
Fall 2021 Latin (LAT) 411 Top Seneca 4
Fall 2021 Portuguese (PORT) 301 Expressoes Artisticas 4
Fall 2021 Russian (RUSS) 316 3rd Year Russian 5
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 301 Identidades Hispanas 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 303 Expresiones Artisticas 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 305 Cambios Sociales 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 308 Comunidades Bilingues 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 311 Adv Writing in Spanish 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 312 Spanish in the Media 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 320 Intens Grammar Review 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 322 Intro Hispanic Ling 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 324 Pronunciation & Phonet 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 343 Hispanic Cul Lit III 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 344 Hispanic Cul Lit IV 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 351 Intro to Theater 4
Fall 2021 Spanish (SPAN) 420 Top Lenguas de Iberia 4