Ray T. Clifford, Director
3086 JFSB, (801) 422-1201
College of Humanities Advisement Center
1175 JFSB, (801) 422-4789
To make the exceptional foreign language capabilities of BYU available to a large audience, the Center for Language Studies offers a variety of language courses during the summer term (mid-June to mid-August) as well as during the academic year.
Advanced language/culture courses for returned missionaries (and others of comparable ability), especially in less commonly taught languages. Some of these courses will fulfill the general education language requirement.
Foundation courses covering the equivalent of a full academic year of study in a major language.
Students may earn up to two semesters of academic language credit for an intensive summer course. Students need not be regular BYU students to enroll and receive credit during the summer term. Student demand and availability of qualified faculty determine which languages are taught each summer.
Interested students and potential adjunct faculty are requested to register their desires to participate in summer programs as early as possible by completing the survey form on the center's Web page, http://cls.byu.edu, or by contacting the office at 3086 JFSB.
Language and culture courses for returned missionaries (see departmental pages for additional language courses):
Note: Some of the following courses are designated as "culminating courses" to fulfill the general education language requirement. Returned missionaries should receive advice from the relevant department when multiple classes in the language of their interest are listed.
Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature
Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages
Chin 112, 201, 202.
Japan 300, 302.
Department of French and Italian
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Center for Language Studies
The center offers the following courses—often in collaboration with language departments—depending on demand and availability of qualified faculty. The number and types of classes vary. (Students should check with their major advisement center to determine whether the class offered fulfills the GE Foreign Language requirement.)
Less commonly taught languages listed under the general title FLang 330R may also fulfill the GE Foreign Language requirement.
While enrolled in an approved culminating language course that fulfills the foreign language general education requirement, returned missionaries and others with comparable skills may receive additional graded credit by examination for classes leading to the level of the culminating course (up to an additional 16 credit hours). In some cases, up to 12 credit hours may be earned by examination without taking the culminating course, but all such credit will be pass/fail credit. An examination once taken for pass/fail credit cannot be retaken or reevaluated for graded credit. Contact the Humanities Technology and Research Support Center for information about these examinations. All language credit earned by enrollment on campus will be graded.