Minors and Certificates

The LCTL Center currently offers two certificates and nine minors. LCTL certificates typically require four language courses and a few related electives, for a total of 18-24 credits. You must apply for LCTL certificates through the associated language programs. See links below for details. LCTL minors consist of four language courses and one related elective, for a total of 17 credits. You can declare a LCTL minor directly through the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences by submitting an Academic Plan Change Form to Student Records in 140 Thackeray Hall.

American Sign Language Certificate

The LCTL Center offers an 18-credit undergraduate certificate in ASL Studies. Students who are interested in the ASL Studies Certificate can apply for entrance into that certificate program early each spring semester. 

Arabic Certificate

The LCTL Center offers a 23-credit undergraduate certificate in Arabic Language and Linguistics. Students who are interested in the Arabic Language and Linguistics Certificate can apply for entrance into that certificate program early each spring semester. 

Hindi Minor

Declaring a Hindi Minor will allow students to engage in 4 semesters of language instruction and select electives ranging from Bollywood and Indian Cinema to Religion in India!

Irish Minor

Students choosing the Irish minor will engage in four semesters of language instruction and will also be able to select electives ranging from Special Topics in Irish to Irish Film!

Modern Greek Minor

Students pursuing the Modern Greek minor will gain four semesters in language instruction and will have the opportunity to choose a variety of electives, ranging from Athletics of the Ancient World to Greek Art!

Persian/Farsi Minor

A minor in Persian will not only give students a strong foundation in the language but will also allow them to learn more about Iranian Cinema and the Architecture of the Islamic World!

Quechua Minor

Students interested in the Quechua minor will not only learn the indigenous language but will also be able to explore topics of Modern Latin America and South American Archeology.

Swahili Minor

The Swahili minor will focus on four semesters of language study but will also encourage electives such as Swahili Coastal Culture: Gateway to Africa and Social and Health Issues in East Africa!

Swedish Minor

Swedish culture is very important in Swedish language study. Therefore, the Swedish minor offers four semesters of language instruction but also electives such as Sweden: From Vikings to Now!

Turkish Minor

The Ottoman Empire and Introduction to Islamic Civilization are only two of many electives that can be selected to supplement the Turkish minor!

Vietnamese Minor

The Vietnamese minor will focus on four semesters of formal language instruction but will also encourage students to learn about the History of Modern Southeast Asia and the Government and Politics in Southeast Asia!