College of Arts and Letters
Department of Languages and Literature
Location: Harned Hall, 115
Phone: (931) 221-7891
Description of Major
The Department of Languages and Literature offers a Foreign Languages Major with concentrations, specializations, and minors in Classical Civilization, Classical Languages, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish.
Students seeking licensure for teaching grades 7-12 in Tennessee must also take LING 4400 and one study abroad course from SPAN 304A or SPAN 304B for Spanish licensure; FREN 3040 for French licensure; or GERM 3040 for German licensure; or present evidence of an acceptable intensive experience abroad in the target language. Students must also complete the Professional Education minor and Student Teaching. Teacher licensure for grades 7-12 is available in French, German, Spanish, and Latin through concentrations and specializations in the Foreign Languages major. Foreign language majors who transfer from other colleges and universities must earn at least six (6) hours of coursework in each of the two foreign languages taken at Austin Peay.
An oral or, in the case of ancient languages, written proficiency exam and a portfolio are graduation requirements for all Foreign Language majors. Students must see their advisor for more information. A minor is required.