Language Requirement

International Studies majors are normally required to take one of the modern foreign languages as their minor. The standards for satisfying this are established by the respective language programs within the World Languages and Literatures Department. The language requirement also applies to students with double majors, one of which is International Studies.

Students who can demonstrate fluent or near-fluent proficiency in a modern foreign language (usually involving protracted residence in a country where that language is spoken, and a secondary-school level of proficiency in reading and writing the language) may petition to the International Studies director to be exempted from the minor requirement.