Sac State University Policy Manual

Foreign Language Graduation Requirement

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Authority: FS, 04-18B, FS 04-180
Effective Date: Summer 2004
Updated:
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Policy File Number: UMF04900.htm

FOREIGN LANGUAGE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

I. BEFORE YOU ENROLL AT CSUS

The foreign language requirement may be met by any one of the following:

A. Completion of the third year of a foreign language in high school (grade of "C-" or   better).

B. Graduation from a secondary school where the language of instruction was not English.

C. Advanced Placement Foreign Language Examination scores of 3, 4 or 5.

D. Completion of the second semester level of a foreign language at a community college or university with a grade of "C-" or better.

II. AFTER YOU ENROLL AT CSUS

If the CSUS foreign language graduation requirement has not been completed through one, you must meet it by completing one of the following:

A. Complete the second semester or equivalent (1B) of a college-level language course (with a grade of "C-" or better). Language courses available at CSUS include: American Sign Language (contact the Department of Special Education [EUR-437, 278-6622] for information), Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

B. Pass intermediate-level tests in two of four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. One of the tests you pass must be in reading or writing.

C. Pass an advanced-level proficiency test in reading. Contact the department of Foreign Languages (MRP-2051) for further information.

Note: CSU/CSUS International Programs also offer instruction abroad in Danish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Shona, Spanish and Swedish. For more information contact the Office of International Programs (LSN-2304, 278-6686).

Original Policy, March 11, 2004