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Modern Languages Minors

A Modern Languages minor prepares students to proficiently communicate with native speakers of the target language and appropriately interact with them according to cultural norms. The Modern Languages department strongly encourages students wishing to minor in a language to study for a summer, semester, or full year in a country where their language of choice is spoken. We also strongly recommend living in a home-stay while studying abroad in order to best improve the student’s communicative abilities.

All Modern Languages minors consist of four classes (12 credits). Below are the specific course requirements for each minor.

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

MINOR IN JAPANESE OR CHINESE
For students with little or no previous training
Minimum Requirements:  Beginning I and II, and Intermediate I and II.

For students who begin their study at Bentley beyond the 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 I
MLSP 312 - Spanish for Business II
An MLSP course or any additional non-ML course from approved list

To declare a minor in Modern Languages, students should meet with the appropriate advisor:

Jane De León Griffin: MOR 382; jgriffin@bentley.edu
French, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese

Christian Rubio: MOR 285; crubio@bentley.edu 
Spanish, and Spanish for Business