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Foreign language requirement

senioritussenioritus Posts: 8Registered User New Member
edited May 2008 in Emory University
I know that Emory requires two semesters of foreign language in order to graduate (or one semester if you got a 4 or 5 on AP Langauge or Lit).

To fulfil this requirement, do you have to take an actual class where you must read/write the language or can you get away with taking "language culture" classes instead? Are they any ways to meet the requrement that are well-known around campus as the easy way out?
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Replies to: Foreign language requirement

  • dgeblldgebll Posts: 478Registered User Member
    Italian is the easiest of them. There is no "easy way out," though. They're all courses that teach you how to speak another language. Even for people who are fluent, the 300 level language classes can be difficult. Think English Lit classes but in a foreign language.

    This has been my experience, but maybe someone else knows something that I don't.
  • senioritussenioritus Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    I've taken plenty of Spanish already but it's caused problems for me and I didn't do well enough to recieve credit on the AP. I would be OK doing the lowest level but am afraid that I am going to be placed in a higher level than I can handle. But at this point, I would much rather take some kind of culture class to meet the requirement (if possible), or just start something completely new.

    Apparently they have Yiddish, I might have to look into that................. :-)
  • MyNetterMyNetter Posts: 71Registered User Junior Member
    I'm fairly sure that you won't be able to fulfill the language requirement with culture classes. If you have some familiarity with Spanish but aren't very comfortable with it, why don't you just take lower level Spanish? This might be the 1/2 a doctor in me speaking, but it will never NOT be useful to know Spanish. If you do want to try something new, Yiddish is offered by the German department. There's also French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew...
  • NogueiraNogueira Posts: 223Registered User Junior Member
    kind of off the subject, but if you take a year of foreign language course, can you talk fluently with a native?
  • tennis89tennis89 Posts: 118Registered User Junior Member
    yea this is important to me, considering i suck at spanish which is what i've been taking...can you take any classes other than an actual language class to place out? like culture or something?
  • amadaniamadani Posts: 522Registered User Member
    no, you cannot take a culture class in place of a language class.
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