Foreign Language Requirements

Foreign Language (3-9 hours):

Required: Proficiency through the 201 level in a language previously studied, or the 102 level in a “second” foreign language not previously studied.

Students will demonstrate proficiency by completing a course at 201 level or higher in a language previously studied depending on placement, or through the 102 level in a language not previously studied.

FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: University Studies requirement is required

  • If a first-year student had two or more units of a language in HS and wishes to continue in that language, then the student must take the placement test.
    • If the student places into 120 (and passes), the student will also need to take 201 (and passes) to satisfy the requirements.
    • If the student places into 201 or above (and passes), the FL requirement will be satisfied.
  • If a first-year student has two or more units of a language in HS, but wishes to go into different language with no previous instruction in that language, the student must enroll in 101 and then complete 102 in order to satisfy the FLL requirement.

  • If a first-year student has had one unit or less, or no language at all in HS, the student must go into a 101 level course in that language and proceed until the 201 level is passed and completed. (Please make sure the language here at UNCW has the option of 201 before choosing a language track.)

TRANSFER STUDENTS

  • If a transfer student has had two or more units of a foreign language in HS and they wish to continue in that language, the student must take the placement test:
      • If the student places into 120 (and passes), the student will also need to take 201 (and passes) to satisfy the requirements.
      • If the student places into 201 or above (and passes), the FL requirement will be satisfied.
  • If the student transfers a college Foreign Language course from the same language taken in high school, then the student can enroll in the next level course at UNCW until the 201 level is completed successfully.

  • If the student transfers a college Foreign Language course from the same language taken in high school at the equivalent of our 201 level, then the requirement is satisfied.

  • If the student transfers a college Foreign Language course from a language different than that taken in high school, then the student can satisfy the language requirement if they transferred in up to the 102 level. (If the student has only transferred in a 101 level language course, they must take 102 here at UNCW to complete this particular requirement.)

  • If the student wishes to fulfill the language requirement with a language not previously taken or with one year or less of HS instruction in that language, then the student may enroll in a 101 level and proceed taking the subsequent course until the 102 level is passed and completed, which will then satisfy the FLL requirement. (Please make sure the language here at UNCW has the option of 201 before choosing a language track.)

Advice for Students in Regards to FLL Requirements

  • All: It is important that you pull your degree audit frequently to double check that your FLL requirements are cleared.
  • Seniors: Be cautious that if you need to complete up to the 201 level in a language previously studied, or need to complete 101+102 in a second language previously not studied, that you have planned your academic schedule to accommodate these courses before graduation.

If further explanation is necessary, please contact Gina Kelley in the Foreign Language Department for assistance or referral: (kelleyg@uncw.edu) or phone (910)-962-7684.


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