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3 credit hours

A second language chosen from regular language offerings in UNM departments including (but not limited to) Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, and Spanish and Portuguese. Students will follow departmental guidelines on placement in the appropriate language course level. Languages regularly offered at UNM include (but are not limited to): American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek, English (for qualified international students who learned English as a second language), Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Navajo, Spanish, and Swahili.

To survive the Borderlands
you must live sin fronteras
be a crossroads.

Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera
  • Explore the relationship between languages and cultural identities
  • Explain and understand ideas through speaking, listening, reading and writing in a second language
  • Design strategies for communicating across borders
  • Identify values, terms, and ideas that are important to linguistic communities

 Only entry-level language classes are listed here, but another language class may satisfy this requirement based on placement


Course NumberNameDescription
ARBC 1130Arabic I
CHIN 1130Mandarin Chinese I Intensive
FREN 1110French I
GREK 1110Greek I and II
GRMN 1110German I
ITAL 1130Italian I
JAPN 1130Japanese Intensive I
LATN 1110Latin I & II
NAVA 1110Navajo I
PORT 1110Portuguese I
RUSS 1110Russian I
SIGN 2125Introduction to Signed Language
SIGN 2210American Sign Language I
SPAN 1110Spanish I
SPAN 1210Spanish for Heritage Learners I
SWAH 101Swahili I