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Foreign Language Requirement

 

The College of Arts and Sciences requires that all candidates for a B.A. degree successfully complete the 2120 college level of foreign language or equivalent. Equivalent credit can be Advanced Placement (AP): http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transcredits/upload/apcredit_semesters.pdf or college transfer credit. http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transcredits/. Students, who have prior knowledge of Spanish, French, or German, must take the placement test before enrolling in these courses. (The placement exam does not count as college credit.) If you test into the 3000-level or above, the foreign language requirement is considered fulfilled. Students who place at or above the 3000-level are encouraged to take that course for college credit. Language courses at this level will count both in the humanities academic area and in the A&S 2000-level or higher requirement, as well as towards a minor, or a language major.

The College of Arts and Sciences requires that all candidates for a B.S. degree successfully complete the 1120 college level of foreign language, or the equivalent.

Equivalent credit can be Advanced Placement (AP): [http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transcredits/upload/apcredit_semesters.pdf] or college transfer credit. http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transcredits/.

Students with prior knowledge of Spanish, French, or German, must take the placement test before enrolling in these courses. (The placement exam does not count as college credit.) If you test into the 2000-level or above, the foreign language requirement is considered fulfilled. Students who place at or above the 2000-level are encouraged to take that course for college credit. Language courses at this level will count both in the humanities academic area and in the A&S 2000-level or higher requirement, as well as towards a minor, or a language major.

 

Students With Prior Foreign Language Knowledge:

Students who have prior knowledge of one of the following foreign languages should contact the academic departments listed below for test-out and placement information:

American Sign Language: Contact Person: Beck Brooks - saunderb@ohio.edu740.654.6711 – Lancaster Campus

French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Russian: Modern Languages – Contact Person: Kristina McKinley – mckinlek@ohio.edu 740.593.2765 – Gordy Hall 283

Greek or Latin: Classics and World Religions – Contact Person: Bill Owens -owensb@ohio.edu - 740.597.2101 – Ellis Hall 210

Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Swahili: Linguistics – Contact Person: Chris Thompson -thompsoc@ohio.edu - 740.593.0666 - Gordy Hall 351

Kikuyu, Khmer, Somali, Twi, Wolof, Zulu: Linguistics – Contact Person: Peter Githinji -githinji@ohio.edu - 740.597.2595 - Gordy Hall 349

Hindi, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese: College of Arts and Sciences – Pittaya Paladroi -paladroi@ohio.edu  

Sudanese, Arabic: African Studies, Contact Person: Steve Howard -howard@ohio.edu - 740.593.1834 - Schoonover Center 302 or Yamada International House 215

A&S students who have prior knowledge of a foreign language not offered at Ohio University can opt to take the NYU Foreign 12-Point exam (approximate cost $350) to complete their foreign language requirement: http://www.scps.nyu.edu/academics/departments/foreign-languages/testing/process.html.

Please contact the A&S Undergraduate Student Affairs Office at 740.593.2845 for additional information.