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Languages Advisement FAQ

Departmental Advisement FAQ

Scheduling an Appointment

Q.  Who do I contact to declare a degree in a language or to get more information?

 

A.  For more information regarding the Sign Language Interpreting degree program or the Navajo Language and Linguistics minor:     

      Schedule an appointment with Jacobie Webb – the College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor for Linguistics,  

      Sign Language Interpreting Progam and Navajo minor by calling A & S Advisement at (505) 277-4621.

 

For more information regarding a Language degree program offered by the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures or the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese:

Step One, schedule an appointment with me, Katharine (Kate) Merrill, the College of Arts & Sciences Sr. Academic  Advisor for Language majors and minors in LoboAchieve:

Use either Firefox or Chrome browser.

From the https://lobochieve.unm.edu/student-home page, 

Click on FIND ADVISING OFFICE

Scroll down to  College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisement and click on  SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT.

On the  College of Arts & Sciences Academic Advisement  page, 

On the left side under the AVAILABLE ADVISORS   heading, scroll down the list of advisors and

click on the GREEN CHECKMARK next to their name to remove each of the advisors names

from the schedule, except mine – Katharine Merrill.

On the upper right side of this page, click on the CALENDAR  side of the  LIST|CALENDAR  view option.

You will now be able to see my schedule for the current week. Click on any green appointment time and

enter a reason for the appointment and click on  SCHEDULE. 

To schedule an appointment for a different week, click on the arrow on either side of the dates

for the week you’re interested in.

If you have trouble scheduling an appointment, call A& S Advisement (277-4621) and they will help.

Step two, make an appointment with the appropriate Language Faculty Advisor:

I will give you their contact information at our meeting, or if needs be, you can contact the department directly:

Foreign Languages and Literatures at (505) 277-4771 or email fll@unm.edu.

Spanish & Portuguese at (505) 277-5907 or email spanport@unm.edu.

Q.  Where is the Language Department?

A.  Actually there are three departments at UNM that offer language instruction:

1. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Located in Ortega Hall, second floor, west side, room 229 – to the right when you enter the second floor (Bldg. 79 on the UNM Central Campus map).

    F.L.L. offers language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Russian.

2. The Department of Linguistics:

    Located in the Humanities building, fifth floor, room 526  (Bldg. 81 on the UNM Central Campus map).

    Linguistics offers language instruction in Navajo, and - in conjunction with the Latin American and Iberian Institute –

    K’iche’ Maya, Nahuatl, Quechua and Quichua (under the LING 401 and 402 Topics: American Indian Languages

    course numbers).  The Sign Language (American) program is also part of the Linguistics department, but is located in

    room 112 of the Humanities Building.

3. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

    Located in Ortega Hall, second floor, west side, room 235 – to the left when you enter the second floor (Bldg. 79 on the UNM Central Campus map).

    S. & P. offers language instruction in . . .  Portuguese and Spanish.

Registration Errors and Restricted Sections

Q.  What will the beginning, and 100/200 level Language course numbers and titles be starting Fall 2019?

     

LANG  Course #

Fall '19

Fall '19   Course   Title

Arabic

 

ARAB 111

>> 

ARBC 1130

Arabic I Intensive  (6 hrs)

ARAB 112

>> 

ARBC 2130

Arabic II Intensive  (6 hrs)

ARAB 211

>> 

ARBC 2140

Intermediate Arabic I Intensive  (6 hrs)

ARAB 212

>> 

ARBC 2150

Intermediate Arabic II Intensive  (6 hrs)

Chinese

 

CHIN 111

>> 

CHIN 1130

Mandarin Chinese I Intensive  (6 hrs)

CHIN 112

>> 

CHIN 1140

Mandarin Chinese II Intensive  (6 hrs)

CHIN 201

>> 

CHIN 2110

Mandarin Chinese III

CHIN 202

>> 

CHIN 2120

Mandarin Chinese IV

French

 

 

FREN 101

>> 

FREN 1110

French I

FREN 102

>> 

FREN 1120

French II

FREN 175

>> 

FREN 1150

Accelerated Elementary French  (6 hrs)

FREN 201

>> 

FREN 2110

French III

FREN 202

>> 

FREN 2120

French IV

FREN 203

>> 

FREN 2145

Intermediate French Conversation

FREN 276

>> 

FREN 2140

Intensive Intermediate French  (6 hrs)

German

 

GRMN 101

>> 

GRMN 1110

German I

GRMN 102

>> 

GRMN 1120

German II

GRMN 201

>> 

GRMN 2110

German III

GRMN 202

>> 

GRMN 2120

German IV

GRMN 204

>> 

GRMN 2140

Intermediate German Conversation

Greek

 

GREK 101

>> 

GREK 1110

Greek I

GREK 102

>> 

GREK 1120

Greek II

GREK 201

>> 

GREK 2110

Greek III

GREK 202

>> 

GREK 2120

Greek IV

Italian

 

ITAL 175

>> 

ITAL 1130

Accelerated Elementary Italian  (6 hrs)

ITAL 276

>> 

ITAL 276

Accelerated Intermediate Italian  (6 hrs)

Japanese

 

JAPN 111

>> 

JAPN 1130

Japanese Intensive I  (6 hrs)

JAPN 112

>> 

JAPN 1135

Japanese Intensive II  (6 hrs)

JAPN 201

>> 

JAPN 2110

Japanese III

JAPN 202

>> 

JAPN 2120

Japanese IV

Latin

 

LATN 101

>> 

LATN 1110

Latin I

LATN 102

>> 

LATN 1120

Latin II

LATN 201

>> 

LATN 2110

Latin III

LATN 202

>> 

LATN 2120

Latin IV

Modern Languages

 

MLNG 101

>> 

MLNG 1110

Approaches to Languages and Cultures

Navajo

 

NVJO 101

>> 

NAVA 1110

Navajo I

NVJO 102

>> 

NAVA 1120

Navajo II

NVJO 201

>> 

NAVA 2110

Intermediate Navajo I

NVJO 202

>> 

NAVA 2120

Intermediate Navajo II

NVJO 203

>> 

NAVA 1150

Navajo Medical

Portuguese

 

PORT 101

>> 

PORT 1110

Portuguese I

PORT 102

>> 

PORT 1120

Portuguese II

PORT 275

>> 

PORT 2110

Intensive Elementary Portuguese  (6 hrs)

PORT 276

>> 

PORT 2115

Intensive Intermediate Portuguese  (6 hrs)

PORT 277

>> 

PORT 2120

Intensive Portuguese for Spanish Speakers  (6 hrs)

Russian

 

RUSS 101

>> 

RUSS 1110

Russian I

RUSS 102

>> 

RUSS 1120

Russian II

RUSS 201

>> 

RUSS 2110

Russian III

RUSS 202

>> 

RUSS 2120

Russian IV

Signed Language

 

SIGN 201

>> 

SIGN 2125

Introduction to Signed Language

SIGN 210

>> 

SIGN 2210

American Sign Language I

SIGN 211

>> 

SIGN 2220

American Sign Language II

SIGN 212

>> 

SIGN 2130

Fingerspelling

SIGN 214

>> 

SIGN 2150

Lexical Semantics for Transliteration

Spanish

 

SPAN 101

>> 

SPAN 1110

Spanish I

SPAN 102

>> 

SPAN 1120

Spanish II

SPAN 103-104

>> 

SPAN 1125

Conversational Spanish I

SPAN 111

>> 

SPAN 1210

Spanish for Heritage Learners I

SPAN 112

>> 

SPAN 1220

Spanish for Heritage Learners II

SPAN 201

>> 

SPAN 2110

Spanish III

SPAN 202

>> 

SPAN 2120

Spanish IV

SPAN 203

>> 

SPAN 2125

Conversational Spanish II

SPAN 211

>> 

SPAN 2210

Spanish for Heritage Learners III

SPAN 212

>> 

SPAN 2220

Spanish for Heritage Learners IV

 

     

 

Degree Planning

Q.  I already have some knowledge of a language, but don’t know which course level to enroll in – what

should I do?

A.  Take a Placement Test! 

      Information for the French Placement Test is available here: http://fll.unm.edu/languages/french.html

      Information for the German Placement Test is available here: http://fll.unm.edu/languages/german.html

      Information for the Spanish Placement Test is available here:  

      http://spanport.unm.edu/academics/placement--credits/index.html

 

      For placement in an Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin or Russian language course, please call the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures at (505) 277-4771 or send an email to fll@unm.edu.

 

      For placement in a Navajo language course, please call the Navajo (Diné) Language Program at (505) 277-6353 or send an email to navajo@unm.edu.

 

      For placement in a K’iche’ Maya, Nahuatl, Quechua or Quichua language course, please call the Dept. of Linguistics at (505) 277-6353 or send an email to linguist@unm.edu.

 

      For placement in an American Sign language course, please call the Sign Language Interpreting Program at(505) 277-0928 (voice/TTY) or send an email to sign@unm.edu.

 

      For placement in a Portuguese language course, please call the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese at (505) 277-5907 or send an email to spanport@unm.edu.

Q.  I want to take a language course, but have no prior exposure to that language – what should I do?

A.  Enroll in the beginning level course. 

Other Information

Q. What language can I learn while attending UNM?

A.  UNM offers language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Navajo,

      Portuguese, Russian, Sign Language (American) and Spanish.  And, upon demand: K’iche’ Maya, Nahuatl, Quechua

      and Quichua.

Q.  If I wanted to earn a degree or minor in a language, what are my options?

 

A.  Language degree programs and minor options from the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures are:

      BA in Classical Studies (30 hrs) with a concentration in Civilization or Languages (Greek and Latin languages).

      Minors in Classical Studies or Greek or Latin are also available.

 

      BA in East Asian Studies with an Emphasis in the Chinese or Japanese language.

      Minors in Chinese or Japanese are also available.

 

      BA in French (30 hrs.)

      Second Major – BA in French (24 hrs) – replaces the minor requirement for Arts & Sciences degrees.     

      Minor in French is also available.

 

      BA in German (30 hrs).

      BA in German – Second Language Option (27 hours, plus an additional language at the second semester

      intermediate level).

      Second Major – BA in German (24 hrs) – replaces the minor requirement for Arts & Sciences degrees.    

      Minor in German is also available.

  

      BA in Languages (the study of two separate languages) two degree options:

                                    Option A - (42 hrs., no minor required)

                                    Option B – (27 hrs., minor or second major required)

      Minor in Languages is also available.

     

      BA in Russian (27 hrs).

      Second Major – BA in Russian (21 hrs) – replaces the minor requirement for Arts & Sciences degrees.    

      Minor in Russian is also available.

 

      An additional degree and minors from Foreign Languages and Literatures includes:

      BA in Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies (30 hrs).

      Second major – BA in Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies (27 hrs) – replaces the minor requirement for 

      Arts & Sciences degrees. 

      Minor in Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies is also available.

      

     Minors in Arabic or Italian are also offered.

 

     Language degree programs and minor options from the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese are:

 

      BA in Portuguese (30 hours, plus an additional language at the second semester intermediate level).

      Second Major – BA in Portuguese (24 hrs) – replaces the minor requirement for Arts & Sciences degrees.    

      Minor in Portuguese is also available.   

     

      BA in Spanish (30 hours, plus an additional language at the second semester intermediate level).

      Second Major – BA in Spanish (24 hrs) – replaces the minor requirement for Arts & Sciences degrees.    

      Minor in Spanish is also available…

 

     Language degree programs and minor options from the Dept. of Linguistics are:  

     BS in in Signed Language Interpreting (39 hrs) - Students majoring in Signed Language Interpreting must be approved by the Signed Language Interpreting program.

     Minor in Navajo Language and Linguistics is also available.

All student inquiries should be directed to asadvise@unm.edu or (505) 277-4621