Mo. State to Change Foreign Language Courses
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri State University plans to revamp its undergraduate program in foreign languages because so few students are taking French and German.
The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors voted last week to reduce the program from the current nine degrees in French, German and Spanish to a single degree: the bachelor of science in modern language.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the university currently offers a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of science and a bachelor of science in education in the three languages.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education must approve the change. Jason Jolley, head of the university's language department, says the school hopes to have approval by April so the new course can be added to the fall course catalog.