Professional Language and Cross-Cultural Competency

Modern and Classical Languages offers a certificate which is designed to advance linguistic proficiency while at the same time develop cross-cultural competency and sharpen critical thinking skills. 

Certificate Requirements

12 credit hours required in one of the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Spanish. All courses must be in a single language.

ARBC 201Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture 34
or FREN 201 Intermediate French Language and Culture
or GER 201 German Language & Culture III
or SPAN 201 Spanish Language and Culture III
ARBC 202Introduction to Arabic Language and Culture 44
or FREN 202 Intermediate French II
or GER 202 Intermediate German II
or SPAN 202 Spanish Language and Culture IV
ARBC 305Language of Business4
or FREN 305 Language of Business
or GER 305 German for the Professions
or GER 306 Cross-Cult Comptncy&Professns
or SPAN 305 Language of Business
Total Credit Hours12

If foreign language placement is 202 or above, 305/306 will be required and additional courses that focus on culture and/or professional topics from the following to total minimum of 12 credits:

ARBC 301, 332, 350, 351
FREN 301, 336, 338, 339, 375 or 388
GER 301, 376, 377
SPAN 301, 321, 356, 357, 353, 358, 450, 451, 465 


  1. No courses may be taken as pass/fail.
  2. A 3.0 GPA in the courses within the certificate is required.
  3. Certificate credit can be shared with a major, or minor, or other certificate.