College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Policies Regarding Advanced Credit Courses
As our program grows and we serve the needs of a larger community of high school students, we find it necessary to implement a number of measures that will further strengthen the program and enhance its ongoing credibility. To that end, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures needs to enforce a series of policies with the purpose of protecting the viability of Advanced Credit for modern foreign languages. The following is a reiteration of those policies:
- Advanced Credit is open to students in Language III, IV, and V who have completed Language II with at least a "B" and are taught in single-level classes. Advanced credit is not given for split-level classes if Language III and IV are combined. In classes where Language IV and V have to be combined, credit can only be granted if the respective UMSL faculty liaisons are provided the necessary course syllabi, course curricula, and end-of-year evaluation instruments with which to make the judgment that Language V is indeed a different and qualitatively advanced course from Language IV. If language V consists of five or more students, every effort should be made to teach language V in a separate class.
- Enrollment in Advanced Credit foreign language classes is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Freshman students are not eligible for Advanced Credit.
- All high school visits to the UMSL campus are to be scheduled through the liaison faculty member responsible for the specific language.