Foreign Language

One course of at least 3 credits in a language other than English. This requirement is also considered satisfied for students who have:

  • demonstrated competency in a language other than English, including languages not currently offered for formal instruction at this university; or
  • passed a Regents “Checkpoint B” Examination or a Regents-approved equivalent in a foreign language, with a score of 85 or above; or
  • completed three or more years of a foreign language in high school with a course grade in the third year of 85, or B, or better; or
  • earned a score of 530 or better on an SAT II Subject Test in a foreign language.

Learning Objectives for Foreign Language

Students will demonstrate:

  1. proficiency in the understanding and use of fundamental elements of a foreign language;
  2. knowledge of distinctive features of the culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.