The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics offers both lower- and upper-division Foundational Studies courses. The learning objectives for Foundational Studies Courses can be found here. Foundational Studies courses offered by LLL include the following:

Non-Native Language Requirement

Many 101 and 102 courses can be found under a specific language prefix, but there are also several languages that are offered as LLL 101 (less commonly taught languages). Below you will find a list of recently offered 101 courses. (Please check the Dynamic Schedule for the upcoming semester offerings.)

  • Arabic 101 - ARBC 101, 102
  • Chinese 101 - CHIN 101, 102
  • French 101 - FREN 101, 102
  • German 101 - GERM 101, 102
  • Ancient Greek 101 - GRK 101, 102
  • Japanese 101 - JAPN 101, 102
  • Latin 101 - LAT 101, 102
  • Spanish 101 - SPAN 101, 102

International Students for whom English is a foreign language are required to take the English Language Placement Test during their New Student Orientation.  The completion of the following courses in Languages, Literatures and Linguistics allow the student to meet the Non-native Language Requirement.

  • ESL 103A, English as a Second Language
  • ESL103B, Writing English as a Second Language

Foundational Studies: Literary Studies

LAT 215

In keeping with the overall learning goals for Foundational Studies courses, Latin 215 (LAT 215) introduces students to the variety, complexity, and richness of Classical Greek and Roman mythology in order to not only place these myths within their original social and historical contexts but also, and simultaneously, consider their continued influence on Western art, thought, and culture. As students will see, this influence extends well beyond the obvious realms of literature and other arts to a broad range of academic disciplines from astronomy to zoology. The course assignments will help students achieve these goals. This course is conducted in English.

Foundational Studies: Upper-Division Integrative Elective

LLL 350

LLL 350 courses are interdisciplinary studies in languages, literatures, or linguistics. Each course is a thematic investigation of a particular topic or issue in languages, literatures, or linguistics that integrates multiple ways of knowing through critical reading and a project or research involving analysis and writing at an advanced level. Topics vary. LLL 350 is repeatable when topics are different. Courses are taught in English.  Please check the Dynamic Schedule for the upcoming semester offerings.