Foreign Languages & Literatures Majors

Undergraduate degrees offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French-International Trade
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German-International Trade
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish-International Trade

Undergraduate Program Directors:
Dr. Adrienne Angelo, e-mail:ama0002@auburn.edu for French
Dr. Robert Weigel, e-mail: weigerg@auburn.edu for German
Dr. Ted McVay, Jr., e-mail: mcvayte@auburn.edu for Spanish

Professor Lourdes Betanzos, Chair e-mail: betanlo@auburn.edu

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
6030 Haley Center
phone: 334-884-4345
fax: 334-844-6378

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of current job titles of former Foreign Language majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Air Traffic Assistant
  • Archivist
  • Art Dealer
  • Auditor
  • Banking Correspondent
  • Bilingual Officers/Clerks and Tellers
  • Bilingual Educator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Civil Service Employee
  • Commercial Loan Officer
  • Computer Systems Designer
  • Consultant
  • Copywriter
  • Court Interpreter
  • Cultural Attaché
  • Cultural Officer
  • Customs /Immigration Officer
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Editor
  • Escort/Interpreter/Guide
  • FBI Agent
  • Filmmaker
  • Finance Director
  • Financial Planning Associate
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Service Peacekeeper
  • Foreign Service Specialist
  • Foreign Social Worker
  • Fund-Raiser
  • Human Resources Director
  • Importer/Exporter
  • Intelligence Researcher
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Account Manager
  • International Banking Officer
  • Internat'l Conference Planner
  • International Consultant
  • International Trade Economist
  • International Hotel Admin.
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Investment Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Library Technician
  • Linguist
  • Media Specialist
  • Missionary
  • Multi-Lingual Port Receptionist
  • Museum Curator
  • Musician
  • National Security Agent
  • Negotiator
  • Overseas Personnel Manager
  • Overseas Plant Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Performer/Video Artist
  • Pharmaceutical Rep.
  • Pharmacist
  • Police Officer
  • Politician
  • Production Supervisor
  • Professor
  • Proofreader
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Quality Control Supervisor
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Reporter
  • Salesperson
  • Scientific Linguist
  • Scientific Translator/Interpreter
  • Senior Credit Analyst
  • Sports Agent
  • Teacher
  • TESO/ESL Teacher
  • Telecommunications Sales
  • Travel Agent Tour Organizer
  • Translator
  • Transport Equipment Manager
  • Travel Writer
  • Theme Designer
  • UNESCO Official
  • Writer
 

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum in French

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
FLFR 1010 Elementary French I4FLFR 1020 Elementary French II4
Core History3Core Social Science3
Core Mathematics3Core Science I4
Elective13 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Social Science3Core Humanities23
Core Science II4Elective13
FLFR 2010 Intermediate French I4Core Fine Arts3
 FLFR 2020 Intermediate French II4
 14 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Select one of the following courses:3Select one of the following courses:3
FLFR 3030 French Conversation
 
FLFR 3040 French Composition
 
FLFR 3010 French Phonetics and Diction
 
FLFR 4020 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics
 
FLFR 4030 French Continuing Conversation
 
FLFR 4040 French Continuing Composition
 
Select one of the following courses:3FLFR 3110 French Civilization3
FLFR 3100 Introduction to French Literature
 Electives19
FLFR 3140 Survey of French Literature I
  
FLFR 3150 Survey of French Literature II
  
COMM 1000 Public Speaking33 
Electives 16 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FLFR Electives19FLFR 4980 French Senior Capstone1
Electives16FLFR Electives19
 Electives15
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved FLFR electives and to select other electives.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.


Curriculum in French-International Trade

 Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking13FLFR 1020 Elementary French II4
FLFR 1010 Elementary French I4HIST 1020 World History II or 1027 Honors World History II3
ENGL 1100/1107 English Composition I3ENGL 1120/1127 English Composition II3
HIST 1010 World History I or 1017 Honors World History I3Core Humanities23
Core Mathematics3Elective33
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Core Literature3Core Science II4
Core Science I4Core Fine Arts3
FLFR 2010 Intermediate French I4FLFR 2020 Intermediate French II4
 14 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Select one of the following courses:3ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
FLFR 3030 French Conversation
 MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3
FLFR 3010 French Phonetics and Diction
 FLFR 3110 French Civilization3
FLFR 4030 French Continuing Conversation
 FLFR 3310 Business French3
ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting3Elective32
MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations3 
Select one of the following courses:3 
FLFR 3040 French Composition
  
FLFR 4020 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics
  
FLFR 4040 French Continuing Composition
  
Elective33 
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance3FLFR 4980 French Senior Capstone1
ECON 4300 International Economics3FINC 3100 Fundamentals of Global Trade or 5510 Multinational Financial Management3
Select one of the following courses:3French Elective36
FLFR 3100 Introduction to French Literature
 FLFR 4310 French for International Trade3
FLFR 3140 Survey of French Literature I
 Business Elective43
FLFR 3150 Survey of French Literature II
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
French Electives36 
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

Students should meet with their advisors to identify appropriate French and other electives.

4

Students must meet with their advisers to determine approved required and elective business courses.


Curriculum in German

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLGR 1010 Elementary German I4FLGR 1020 Elementary German II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History3Core Social Science3
Core Mathematics3Core Science I4
Elective13 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core Humanities23
Core Social Science3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Science II4Elective13
FLGR 2010 Intermediate German I4Core Fine Arts3
 FLGR 2020 Intermediate German II4
 14 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking33FLGR 3020 Intermediate German Composition and Conversation3
FLGR 3010 Beginning German Composition and Conversation3German Elective13
FLGR 3100 Introduction to German Literature43Electives19
Electives16 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FLGR 3110 German Culture and Civilization I or 3120 German Culture and Civilization II3FLGR 4980 Senior Capstone1
German Electives16German Electives19
Electives16Electives15
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate German and other electives.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

4

FLGR 4110 or FLGR 4120 may be used.

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Curriculum in German-International Trade

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLGR 1010 Elementary German I4FLGR 1020 Elementary German II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3HIST 1020 World History II or 1027 Honors World History II3
Core Mathematics3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking23Core Humanities13
HIST 1010 World History I or 1027 Honors World History II3Elective33
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Core Literature3Core Science II4
Core Science I4Core Fine Arts3
FLGR 2010 Intermediate German I4FLGR 2020 Intermediate German II4
 14 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting3ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Elective 33MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3
MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations3FLGR 3020 Intermediate German Composition and Conversation3
FLGR 3010 Beginning German Composition and Conversation3FLGR 3110 German Culture and Civilization I or 3120 German Culture and Civilization II3
FLGR 3100 Introduction to German Literature43Elective32
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance3FLGR 4320 German for Business and Economics II3
ECON 4300 International Economics3FINC 3100 Fundamentals of Global Trade or 5510 Multinational Financial Management3
FLGR 4310 German for Business and Economics I3FLGR 4980 Senior Capstone1
German Electives36German Electives36
 Business Elective33
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

2

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 3.

3

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate German, business, and other elective courses.

4

FLGR 4110 and FLGR 4120 may be used.

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Curriculum in Spanish

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLSP 1010 Elementary Spanish I4FLSP 1020 Elementary Spanish II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History3Core Social Science3
Core Mathematics3Core Science I4
Elective13 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Social Science3Core Humanities23
Core Science II4Core Fine Arts3
FLSP 2010 Intermediate Spanish I4Elective13
 FLSP 2020 Intermediate Spanish II4
 14 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking33FLSP 3030 Spanish Conversation3
FLSP 3010 Spanish Phonetics3FLSP 3040 Spanish Composition3
FLSP 3020 Spanish Syntax3Electives19
Electives16 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FLSP 3100 Introduction to Hispanic Literature3FLSP Electives19
FLSP Electives16FLSP 4980 Senior Capstone1
Electives16Electives15
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Students should check with their advisers to determine appropriate electives.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

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Curriculum in Spanish-International Trade

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLSP 1010 Elementary Spanish I4FLSP 1020 Elementary Spanish II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3HIST 1020 World History II or 1027 Honors World History II3
Core Mathematics3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
HIST 1010 World History I or 1017 Honors World History I3Core Humanities13
COMM 1000 Public Speaking23Elective33
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Core Literature3Core Science II4
Core Science I4Core Fine Arts3
FLSP 2010 Intermediate Spanish I4FLSP 2020 Intermediate Spanish II4
 14 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting3ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
FLSP 3010 Spanish Phonetics3MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3
MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations3FLSP 3030 Spanish Conversation3
FLSP 3020 Spanish Syntax3FLSP 3040 Spanish Composition3
Elective33Elective32
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance3FLSP 4980 Senior Capstone1
ECON 4300 International Economics3FINC 3100 Fundamentals of Global Trade or 5510 Multinational Financial Management3
FLSP 3100 Introduction to Hispanic Literature3FLSP Business Elective43
FLSP Business Elective43FLSP Electives36
FLSP Elective33Business Elective43
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

2

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

3

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate Spanish, business, and other electives.

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Last Updated: July 02, 2014