Undergraduate Programs

Major

Foreign Languages majors may fulfill part of their requirements in a university international program such as "Glories of France" (Montpellier) or the UNO Summer School in Costa Rica (San Ramón). Some internships are available and may be used to earn academic credits by working in the community and using the language of choice, e.g., with the Consulate of France, The Franco-American Chamber of Commerce, the Red-Cross.

The Department runs a state-of-the-art Foreign Language Lab and offers routinely courses on-line. Three of the faculty members in Spanish have authored the first digital interactive textbook created in the USA for basic language acquisition in Spanish.

Our graduates work in careers in teaching, public relations, advertising, tourism, translation (including for the State Department). The best of them continue their studies for our graduate degree of Master of Arts in Romance Languages.

Concentrations

A hand writing, "Hello! Bonjour!"French

The Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in Romance Languages with a French concentration. The students receive thorough training in language acquisition supplemented by the study of the literature and the culture in the language of their choice (44 credits in the major option). Students may also opt to use their “electives“ needed for the major option in the other linguistic option of the program.

Degree Requirements


A hand writing,  "Se habla espanol"Spanish

The Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in Romance Languages with a Spanish concentration. The students receive thorough training in language acquisition supplemented by the study of the literature and the culture in the language of their choice (44 credits in the major option). Students may also opt to use their “electives“ needed for the major option in the other linguistic option of the program.

Degree Requirements

Minor

The Department also offers minors in French or Spanish.

Degree Requirements

Other Foreign Language Courses

Chinese

We offer Basic Chinese I and II every semester. Intermediate Chinese I is also offered occasionally.

German

The Department of Foreign Languages, part of the College of Liberal Arts, offers courses in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement in German at UNO (e.g.,3 semesters for students in the College of Liberal Arts; 2 semesters for students in most of the other colleges). Some courses at the 3000-level are occasionally offered, e.g. German 3031, "German Conversation".

We play an active, continuous role in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria, where courses in German are routinely offered with participation from our faculty. We also collaborate with UNO's Center Austria, which sponsors "The Academic Year Abroad Program at the University of Innsbruck, Austria."

Italian

The Department of Foreign Languages, part of the College of Liberal Arts, offers courses in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement in Italian at UNO (e.g.,3 semesters for students in the College of Liberal Arts; 2 semesters for students in most of the other colleges). Some courses beyond Italian 2002 are occasionally offered, e.g. Italian 3031, "Italian Conversation," and the "Independent Study" 3191-2-3 offered on-line.

Japanese

We offer Basic Japanese I and II every semester and occasionally courses to the 6th semester level and beyond. UNO offers a summer study-abroad program in Kyoto.

Latin

The Department of Foreign Languages, part of the College of Liberal Arts, offers courses in fulfillment of the foreign language requirement in Latin at UNO (e.g., 3 semesters for students in the College of Liberal Arts; 2 semesters for students in most of the other colleges).