Majors & Minors

Degree Concentration Requirements
B.A.
Major
10 courses (at least 10 credits),  8 of which must be at the 200 level or above
  • 3-6 language courses with 2 at the 300 level or above*
  • 3-7 literature/culture courses in the area of concentration. At least 3 courses must be taken from AMES. Students may count 1-2 AMES courses dealing with other literature and cultures toward their majors. Distribution of courses: at least 1 course at the 100 level, at least 1 course at the 200-300 level, and at least 1 course at the 400 level and above.  All courses have to be at the 100-level and above 
  • Senior portfolio.
Minor

 

 

 

​Language Track

  • 3-4 language courses, 2 of which must be at the 300 level or above*
  • 1-2 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above in the area of concentration. These courses must be taken from AMES.
Literature Track:
  • 2 language courses*
  • 2-3 literature/culture courses at the 100 level or above in the area of concentration. These courses must be taken from AMES. 
  • Students may take 1 at large literature/culture course at the 100 level or above outside the area of concentration. These courses must be taken from AMES. 

* NOTE: Elementary level language courses (100 level ) will not count toward the major or the minor. Students whose competence in a language exceeds the most advanced level offered by the department may substitute literature/culture courses for language courses.

Please use AMES Majors Checklist to assist you with your planning.