Modern Languages


Modern Languages

In addition to a Spanish major and minor, Buena Vista University offers language instruction using a combination of on-campus offerings and exchange programs. Languages offered in this form are Chinese, German, and Japanese. The aim of such programs is to provide a degree of language competency as well as an understanding of the culture of the country in which the language is predominantly spoken.

A minor in one of these languages is available with the approval of the dean of the School of Communication and Arts. A minor requires 18 credit hours, including 101, 102, 201, 202, 490 in the specific language area and COMM 302. Teaching licensure is not available.

Minor in Chinese: 18 credit hours

  • CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN 490 International Experience
  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication

Minor in German: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
  • GERN 101 Elementary German I
  • GERN 102 Elementary German II
  • GERN 201 Intermediate German I
  • GERN 202 Intermediate German II
  • GERN 490 International Experience (may be 3-9 credit hours)

Minor in Japanese: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
  • JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I
  • JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II
  • JAPN 490 International Experience