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Modern Languages Minor

A Modern Languages minor emphasizes personal communication skills and helps you understand basic cultural differences between people from other countries.

To minor in a modern language, you must:

  • Complete a minimum of four courses in one language
  • Meet with a faculty adviser to plan the courses that will constitute the minor
  • Obtain the faculty adviser’s written approval before taking those courses

Residence for a year, a semester or a summer in a country where the language being studied is spoken, including a family home-stay arrangement, is strongly recommended.

Requirements

For all BA and BS majors

MINOR IN FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH
Minimum Requirements:  Any four courses at the 200-level or above, one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.

MINOR IN JAPANESE OR CHINESE
For students with little or no previous Chinese or Japanese training
Minimum Requirements:  Beginning I and II, and Intermediate I and II.
For students placed beyond the Japanese or Chinese Beginning sequence
Minimum Requirements:  Any Intermediate 200-level course and at least one course at the advanced level (300 or 400 level).

MINOR IN SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
Minimum Requirements:
MLSP 203 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition or MLSP 305 - Spanish Translation
MLSP 302 - Spanish for Business
MLSP 312 - Spanish for Business II
An MLSP course or any additional non-ML course from approved list

Please contact Professor Tchaicha at jtchaicha@bentley.edu to schedule a meeting.

For students declaring a minor in general Spanish or Spanish for Business must contact Professor Christian Rubio at crubio@bentley.edu to schedule a meeting.