Foreign Language Accommodations

Office of Student Academic Services

Foreign Language Accommodations for Students with Learning Disorders

Substitutions for the Foreign Language Requirement approved by the Faculty Senate of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Revised May, 2009

  1. Students with learning disorders (those who identify themselves upon admission to or registration in the Franklin College, and those identified by the Franklin College after admission or registration) are to be advised as early as possible to enroll in degree programs that would not require courses in the area(s) of disability. 
  2. Students identified as in #1 (above) or those with an initial screening indicating a possible learning disorder should be referred to the Disability Resource Center. The student thus referred must sign a statement acknowledging the referral. 
  3. The student, with the aid of the Disability Resource Center, if appropriate, should apply compensatory strategies already learned, or should develop such strategies as are applicable to the learning disorder, to enable him/her to undertake the courses required by the College or the degree program. 
  4. If #3 (above) demonstrates the compensatory learning strategies are insufficient for the individual student's disability, the student, assisted by a member of the Disability Resource Center, should consult with instructor(s) and department head(s) to attempt to modify the course(s) made difficult by the student's disability. This should be done only after alternative learning strategies (see #3, above) have been exhausted. 
  5. Should the disability relate to the foreign language requirement, the student should attempt to satisfy the foreign language requirement through: 
    1. Correspondence courses in one of the languages offered for resident credit through the Office of Independent Study, Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
    2. The study of a language with no oral component if the disability lies in this area.
    3. Modification of requirements of a conventional language course as provided by the language department and the Disability Resource Center.
  6. Failure to fulfill #5 must be documented by the department, the Disability Resource Center, and the student before any further accommodations in the foreign language requirement can be considered.
  7. Once documentation in #6 (above) is complete, as a final alternative, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will waive the foreign language requirement for students found to be unable to complete this requirement by the Disability Resource Center (DRC) upon notification of the disability by the DRC. Students who waive this requirement must substitute courses from the approved list (see below).

Approved Courses

AFAM2000 ANTH3260 CLAS1000
CLAS1010 CMLT2210 CMLT2220
CMLT2400 CMLT3150 CMLT(ANTH)3180
CMLT4600 CMLT4610 CMLT4660
ENGL2310 ENGL2320 ENGL2330
HIST2600 HIST2601* HIST2602*
HIST3220 LATN1001 LING2100
RELI1001 RELI4002 RELI4070
RELI4071 RELI4072 SOCI(AFAM)2020

Candidates for baccalaureate degrees in the Franklin College must complete study in approved courses equivalent in number to the number of language courses required by the major. These courses may not be used to satisfy other requirements for these degrees.  Students who waive this requirement must notify the College of the courses to be used in the substitution.

These courses are also approved substitutions for the CPC Deficiency in Foreign Language. However, because CPC deficiencies must be satisfied within the first 30 semester hours, many courses on the list are not appropriate for the substitution. Students should choose from lower division courses with no prerequisites or lower division courses with reasonable prerequisites. 

(NOTE: * denotes no longer offered)