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Foreign Language

Competency in a foreign language is a critical foundation for understanding global issues beyond one's own perspective. The IRG degree plan requires 6 hours of upper-division coursework in a single foreign language in addition to the mandatory College of Liberal Arts foreign language requirement.

A student will most likely complete the upper-division coursework in the same language as his/her lower division sequence; however, it is acceptable to complete the 6 hours of upper-division coursework in a different language than that used for the lower-division sequence if the student is able to meet the prerequisites.

Language Resources

Note: If you are a speaker of a language other than English, contact an IRG advisor for information on language placement exams.