Language Requirement

In order to complete the program students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a modern foreign language useful to their research (French, German, Italian, Spanish, or other language as appropriate). Students must take the departmental reading exam in the language of their choice at least once by the time they have completed 9 credits and must pass it to enroll beyond 21 credits.

If a student does not pass the exam by the third attempt, the Department of Art History strongly recommends that the student enroll in an appropriate language course.

Students may not enroll in thesis research (990) unless they have passed the language examination.

Language Exams offered every semester:

  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Language Examination Guidelines

Time Limit: 1 Hour

Instructions: Translate the passage into clear, grammatical, idiomatic English

NOTE: Students are allowed to use a dictionary. Dictionaries are not provided.

Sample Language Exams