Degree Requirements

Language Major

10 courses above 211 (Norwegian only: 211 and above) including:

Two courses in culture

Two courses in language

Two courses in literature

KEY 480 – Topics in Global Interdependence

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. A semester of study abroad (15 weeks) is also required.

Cross-Cultural Studies Major

The Cross-Cultural Studies major consists of three core courses, a language requirement, a study-abroad requirement, and three electives, as specified below.

Core courses:

LCS 100 – Introduction to Cultural Studies

LCS 399 – Internship

KEY 480 – Topics in Global Interdependence

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 (consult Augsburg Abroad for offerings):

One semester (15 weeks) on an approved study abroad program

or two short-term international study experiences approved by the department

Electives:

Three upper-division 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.

Graduation Skills

For all majors, 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 advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Language Minor

Four courses above 211 (Norwegian only: 211 and above) including:

One in language

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.

Departmental Honors

Majors seeking graduation with departmental honors must apply to the chair of the department in their junior year. Requirements include a 3.50 GPA both in the major and overall, and an honors thesis written in the target language.

Prerequisite

Any prerequisite must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 or P.

Transfer Students

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.

Study Abroad

A semester of study abroad (15 weeks) is required for Language majors, and some study abroad is strongly recommended for minors. See advisor for guidelines on portfolio documentation of coursework taken abroad. Majors in Cross-Cultural Studies must complete a semester abroad (15 weeks) or two short-term international study experiences approved by the department.

Internships

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, pending faculty availability.

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