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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Emphasis: Chinese Studies, French, German, Italian Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages

In today’s increasingly global economy, you can use foreign language study to add a valuable international dimension to myriad career opportunities, such as teaching, business, economics, government work, journalism, law, medicine, computer science and other scientific research.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • CHIN 101 First Year Chinese 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • CHIN 102 First Year Chinese 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • FRCH 100 Intensive Elementary French Exclamation Point
    6
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • FRCH 200 Intensive Intermediate French Exclamation Point
    6
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • GER 101 Introduction to German Language and Culture 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • GER 102 Introduction to German Language and Culture 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ITAL 101 Elementary Italian 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • ITAL 102 Elementary Italian 2 Exclamation Point
    3
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS 101 Elementary Russian 1
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS 102 Elementary Russian 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SPAN 100 Intensive Elementary Spanish Exclamation Point
    6
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SPAN 200 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Exclamation Point
    6
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Take a language course
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • CHIN 203 Second Year Chinese 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • CHIN Literature and Culture Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHIN 204 Second Year Chinese 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHIN Literature and Culture Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • FRCH 301 Language Through Civilization Exclamation Point
    3
  • FRCH 302 Language Through Culture Exclamation Point
    3
  • LING 311 Introduction to Structural Linguistics Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • FRCH 303 Structure and Communication Exclamation Point
    3
  • FRCH 304
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • GER 203 Intermediate German 1: The German-Speaking World Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • GER 204 Intermediate German 2: Life in Germany Exclamation Point
    3
  • LING 311 Introduction to Structural Linguistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ITAL 204 Intermediate Italian 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • ITAL Studies Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS Literature and Culture Course
    3
  • RUSS 203 Intermediate Russian 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • RUSS Literature and Culture Course
    3
  • RUSS 204 Intermediate Russian 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • LING 311 Introduction to Structural Linguistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • SPAN 311 Readings in Spanish Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • SPAN 312 Writing in the Hispanic World Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Make a friend from another country
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day diversity program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • CHIN 301 Third Year Chinese 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHIN 303 Readings in Modern Chinese 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHIN Studies Elective
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • CHIN 302 Third Year Chinese 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHIN 304 Readings in Modern Chinese 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • French Literature Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • FRCH Elective
    3
  • FRCH Elective
    3
  • FRCH Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • GER 301 Conversations in Context 1: Germany and its Past Exclamation Point
    3
  • GER 303 Communication through Culture: Building the German Nation Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • GER 302 Conversations in Context 2: Germany Today Exclamation Point
    3
  • GER 304 Stories and Histories: Reading and Writing German- Speaking Culture Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ITAL Language Course
    3
  • ITAL Language Course
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ITAL Language Course
    3
  • ITAL Language Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • RUSS Language Course
    3
  • RUSS History and Language Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS Language Course
    3
  • RUSS Language Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Fall
  • SPAN 313 Spanish Through Media Exclamation Point
    3
  • SPAN 314 Spanish Conversation Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SPAN Literature Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • CHIN 461 Business Chinese
    3
  • CHIN Studies Elective
    3
  • CHIN Studies Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • CHIN 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Fall
  • FRCH Culture Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • FRCH 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Fall
  • GER Literature Requirement
    3
  • GER Elective
    3
  • GER Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • GER 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • GER Elective
    3
  • GER Culture Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Fall
  • ITAL Language Course
    3
  • ITAL Studies Elective
    3
  • ITAL Studies Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ITAL 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • ITAL Studies Elective
    3
  • ITAL Studies Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Fall
  • RUSS Language Course
    3
  • RUSS Language Course
    3
  • RUSS History and Language Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • RUSS 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • RUSS History and Language Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SPAN Culture Requirement
    3
  • SPAN Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • SPAN Capstone
    3
  • SPAN Elective
    3
  • SPAN Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview

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