The language major consists of ten courses above 211 (Norwegian only: 211 and above), including two courses in culture, two courses in language, two courses in literature, KEY 480, and three electives (from any of the three areas above). At least seven of these courses must be taught in the target language of the major and at least four of them must be taken on the Augsburg campus.
The Cross-Cultural Studies major consists of three core courses, a language requirement, a study-abroad requirement and three electives:
Core: LCS 100, LCS 399, and KEY 480.
Language requirement: Minor in French, German, Norwegian or Spanish or completion of the 212 level in two different languages (in Norwegian only: 211).
Study-abroad requirement: one semester on an approved study-abroad program or two travel seminars (consult Augsburg Abroad for offerings).
Required electives: Three upperdivision courses in related areas. Courses must be chosen in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and must include comparative study of a non-English speaking culture. Seminars, independent study, topics courses, and courses at other colleges and universities can be considered here. No more than two courses may be counted from a single department.
The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. The graduation skills in Speaking (S) and Writing (W) are met by completing 411 in French, German, Norwegian, or Spanish (W) and KEY 480 (W and S). The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) graduation skill is met with one of the following courses: GST 200, MAT 145 or 146, or PHI 230.
Transfer students must consult an adviser about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.
The minor consists of four courses above 211 (Norwegian only: 211 and above), including one in language and one in literature or culture approved by the department. All of these courses must be taught in the target language, and at least two of them must be taken on the Augsburg campus. There is no minor in Cross-Cultural studies.
Majors seeking graduation with departmental honors must apply in the junior year. Requirements: 3.50 GPA in the major, 3.50 GPA overall, and honors thesis.
A prerequiste must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 or P.
Transfer students intending to major or minor in languages must take a minimum of one upper division course per year at Augsburg. See major/minor above for limits on non-Augsburg courses. Courses accepted for transfer must have been taken within the past seven years.
A semester of study abroad is required for language majors and some study abroad is strongly recommended for minors. See adviser for guidelines on portfolio documentation of coursework taken abroad. Majors in Cross-Cultural studies must complete a semester abroad or two short-term international study experiences approved by the department. An advanced-level internship in the major language (399) or an interdisciplinary internship (INS 199), linking language skills with community service and career exploration, is strongly encouraged.
Augsburg College no longer offers a licensure program in modern languages.