2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts Common Core


Common Core for Bachelor of Arts


Scientific Literacy


  • Laboratory Science Course Credits: 4

Wellness and Lifelong Fitness


Fine Arts


Select one course from the following:

Modern Foreign Languages Requirement


All students must take two sequential courses of the same language at the appropriate level in order to fulfill the Modern Foreign Language requirement. See the placement charts below. Notice that the guidelines for Spanish are different from those for French and German. The different nature of language instruction and of student populations, both in high school and in college, necessitates different placement policies. A student may also satisfy the MFL requirement by passing a CLEP language exam at Level I (Beginning). Foreign nationals who have learned English as a foreign language are exempt from the requirement.

Spanish

# of years/units of Spanish in grades 9-12 Where to begin What to take next
0-1 year/unit Beginning I Beginning II
2 years/units Beginning II Intermediate I
3 years/units (or more) Intermediate I Intermediate II

French or German

# of years/units of FR/GR in grades 9-12 Where to begin What to take next
0-1 year/unit Beginning I Beginning II
2 years/units (or more) Intermediate I Intermediate II

Select two courses from the following:

Multicultural Experience


(which includes Modern Foreign Language)

A Multicultural Experience which includes Modern Foreign Language studies may also fulfill the common core Modern Foreign Language requirement as listed below:

  1. A student who has successfully passed three years/units of a language in high school may satisfy the MFL and Multicultural Experience requirements by completing one semester of the same language at the intermediate level (FREN 2313 /GRMN 2313 /SPAN 2313  or FREN 2323 /GRMN 2323 /SPAN 2323 ) as well as one of the options associated with the Multicultural Experience.
  2. A student who wishes to study a non-Western language (whether it is offered at OBU or not) may satisfy the MFL and Multicultural Experience requirements by taking one semester of the non-Western language and one of the options associated with the Multicultural Experience.