Modern Languages Minor
A cadet who wishes to earn a minor in modern languages must complete a Minor Declaration Form for each language in which he or she wishes to earn a minor. Minors may concentrate their work in the following configurations:
- A cadet may earn a minor by successfully completing 12 credit hours above the 200-level of the chosen language. A maximum of nine hours may be taken from among the 300-level courses and a minimum of 3 hours must be taken at the 400 level. If a cadet qualifies for a minor in more than one language, he or she will be awarded a minor in each language.
- A cadet may earn a minor in modern languages by earning 6 hours on the 300 level of one language and 6 hours at the 200 or higher level of another language. Cadets pursuing this track may choose among the languages offered by the department and will be awarded a minor in modern languages.
Every cadet who minors in modern languages is strongly urged to study in a country where his or her foreign language is the principal tongue. Courses taken elsewhere and requests for alternate configurations of a minor must be approved in advance by the head of the department. Institute regulations require a cadet to maintain a C average (2.00 GPA) in all minor courses.