Foreign Language Study
For M.Div. and M.A.R. students, degree credit may be received for any foreign language study beyond the elementary level. Degree credit may be received for elementary-level language study only if:
- The language is necessary for reading original texts of the Judeo-Christian tradition, or
- The language study is required for the degree (as in the case of several concentrated M.A.R. degrees), or
- In consultation with the student’s adviser and the associate dean of academic affairs, the language is deemed necessary to the pursuit of a specified course of ministerial or other professional development.
For students in the comprehensive M.A.R. program or the M.Div. program, elementary-level language study can receive elective credit only. For students in a concentrated M.A.R. program, distribution will be determined in consultation with the student’s adviser. Normally, the limit for elementary-level languages will be twelve hours, and further credit will be given only for intermediate-level languages. The courses French for Reading, Spanish for Reading, and German for Reading are not eligible for elective credit.
Normally, elementary-level foreign language study will not be credited toward S.T.M. degree requirements. Such courses can, however, be recorded on student transcripts.