In addition to a Spanish major and minor (see Spanish), Buena Vista University offers language instruction using a combination of on-campus offerings and exchange programs. Languages offered in this form are Chinese, German, and Japanese. The aim of such programs is to provide a degree of language competency as well as an understanding of the culture of the country in which the language is predominantly spoken.
A minor in one of these languages is available with the approval of the dean of the School of Communication and Arts. A minor requires 18 credit hours, including 101, 102, 201, 202, 490 in the specific language area and COMM 302. Teaching licensure is not available.
COMM 302 Intercultural Communication
JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I
JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II
JAPN 490 International Experience