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Modern Languages

The ability to function competently in at least one language other than English is essential in the interdependent world of the twenty-first century. In addition to learning the structure and vocabulary of the target language, students will learn about daily life, social institutions, literature, art, culture, and contemporary and historical issues. Placement of students with prior language experience will be determined on an individual basis. Two years of a single modern language are required for graduation, but students are encouraged to take language classes beyond the two-year requirement. Three or four consecutive years of a single modern language are strongly recommended for students who plan to attend a four-year college or university.