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Retro Credits Information

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RETRO-CREDITS

The Modern Languages and Literatures Retro-credits Program benefits students with significant prior language experience. It rewards students who have spent years learning languages in high school and encourages them to seek university-level courses to complete a Minor. Students desiring credit for language proficiency acquired before coming to PSU should consult in the Department.

HOW TO APPLY

Students must sign up with Kathy Dyer, Departmental Secretary, during the first three weeks of the semester in which they take their first language course. That course determines their entry level and the maximum credits they can earn through retro-credits. Transfer students who took language courses at another university or college are not eligible. No exceptions or extensions will be granted. Students should seek faculty advice to determine their best entry level.

HOW IT WORKS

Students receive credits for lower-level courses by successfully completing higher courses. Students can receive a maximum of 15 hours upon completion of fourth-semester coursework:

 FRENCH

Enroll in and earn B or better in:

Hours

Get ungraded credit in:

Hours

MLL 128 French Language & Culture II

5

MLL 124 French Language & Culture I

5

MLL 222 French Conversation I plus

MLL 224 French Grammar & Comp. I

(These third-semester courses count towards the Minor.)

2

3

MLL 124 French Language & Culture I

MLL 128 French Language & Culture II

5

5

MLL 326 French Conversation II plus

MLL 328 Readings in French Lit. & Civ. I

(These fourth-semester courses count towards the Minor.)

2

3

MLL 124 French Language & Culture I

MLL 128 French Language & Culture II

MLL 222 French Conversation I

MLL 224 French Grammar & Comp. I

5

5

2

3

SPANISH

Enroll in and earn B or better in:

Hours

Get ungraded credit in:

Hours

MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II

5

MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I

5

MLL 252 Spanish Conversation I plus

MLL 254 Spanish Grammar & Comp. I

(These third-semester courses count towards the Minor.)

2

3

MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I

MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II

5

5

MLL 356 Spanish Conversation II plus

MLL 358 Readings in Hispanic Lit. & Civ. I

(These fourth-semester courses count towards the Minor.) 

2

3

MLL 154 Spanish Language & Culture I

MLL 158 Spanish Language & Culture II

MLL 252 Spanish Conversation I

MLL 254 Spanish Grammar & Comp. I

5

5

2

3

 CHINESE

Enroll in and earn B or better in:

Hours

Get ungraded credit in:

Hours

MLL 118 Chinese Language & Culture II

5

MLL 114 Chinese Language & Culture I

5