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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages: American Sign Language Emphasis Area, BA


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Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages provides a broadly humanistic course of study in seven areas of concentration: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. This course of study seeks to provide students with basic competence in both the relevant language and the literary and cultural heritage pertaining to that language. Moreover, students will be required to take at least two courses in cultural inquiry which are designed to sharpen their sense of cultural difference, to enhance their critical thinking skills, and to prepare them for citizenship in a global community of diverse cultural precepts and practices. In this respect, the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the international arena as well as for the kinds of graduate programs that are an appropriate starting point for such careers.

All Modern Languages students are required to study abroad with a Clemson-approved program for at least one semester in the case of Japanese and Spanish or for at least two semesters in the case of French and German.

As a condition of graduation, students in the Modern Languages program will be required to pass a noncredit examination and to submit an electronic portfolio in the relevant language to assess their competence in that language. Students should see their advisor for details. Both assessments take place in the student’s last full semester of study.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • 4 Credits
  • Natural Science Requirement 4 Credits 1
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • South Carolina REACH Act Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Elective 2 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • History Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Advanced Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • 2 Credits
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 4 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Major Requirement 9 Credits 5
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 6
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 See General Education Requirements .

2 See the South Carolina REACH Act Requirement in the Academic Regulations  section.

3 Select ASL 4100  or any 3000- or 4000-level HIST course.

4 Nine credits selected from ASL 4050 , ASL 4500 , ASL 4600 , THEA 2100 , THEA 2950 , or any 3000- or 4000-level course in ENGL, HUM, PHIL, THEA, or WS. A minimum of three credits must be taken in the target language.

5 Twelve credits of 3000- or 4000-level ASL courses is required.

6 Nine credits selected from ASL 3030 , ASL 3100 ASL 3490 , ASL 4010 , ASL 4020 , ASL 4350 , ASL 4700 ENGL 4000 , ENGL 4350 , ENGL 4360 , ENGL 4400 , ENGL 4420 , or any 3000- or 4000-level LANG course.

NOTE: A transfer course may not be used to satisfy the General Education Global Challenges Requirement. While a transfer course may fulfill other degree requirements, students must enroll in a Clemson course(s) on the Global Challenges list to fulfill the Global Challenges Requirement.

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