2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog

2008-2009 Catalog

Foreign Language Requirement

Bryn Mawr recognizes the inherent intellectual value and fundamental societal importance of acquiring a level of proficiency in the use of one or more foreign languages. The study of foreign languages serves a number of convergent curricular and student interests, including the appreciation of cultural differences, a global perspective across academic disciplines, cognitive insights into the workings of language systems, and alternative models of perceiving and processing human experience.

Before the start of the senior year, each student must have demonstrated a knowledge of one foreign language by:

•     Passing a proficiency test offered by the College every spring and fall or

•     Attaining a score of at least 690 in a language achievement test of the College Entrance Examination Board, or by passing with an honor grade an Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (higher level) or A-level test or

•     Completing at the College two courses (two units) above the elementary level with an average grade of at least 2.0 or a grade of at least 2.0 in the second course or

•     For a non-native speaker of English who has demonstrated proficiency in her native language, one College Seminar and one writing-intensive course.

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Updated August 25, 2008 by Tracy Kellmer