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Language Policy for International Studies Majors Who Are International Students

Adopted 14 February 2007, revised 14 March 2007:

(A) International students wanting to be International Studies majors will be required to meet the University's current test score requirements for English

(B) International students demonstrating by their educational experience (graduation from a high school or one semester of successful college work, the qualifying institution must function primarily in the language they claim as their non-English native language) would be eligible to exempt the area F language requirement, but would be required to take six credits of courses to further improve their writing and/or spoken English by taking two of the following:

COMM 3000 Oral Communication for International Students
ENGL 3001 Written Communication for International Students
ENGL 3030 English Grammar for Professional Writers
TCOM 2000 Business Communication (COMM 2000 as of Fall 2008)
TCOM 2010 Technical Communication

(C) Students who wish to exempt the English development courses could qualify to do so by successful completion of a departmentally developed and administered assessment of their written and spoken English; students who exempt the English enrichment course will complete six additional hours of Directed International Electives