Language Requirement

Students pursuing a major in African American & African Studies must meet the CLA Second Language Requirement. To meet this requirement, you must pass the Language Proficiency Exam (LPE), which is usually taken after four semesters of language study.

If English is your second language, consult with your advisor about the language requirement.

We encourage you to select a language that is related to their major area of study.

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers Arabic language courses on a regular basis.

If you have questions about the GPT and CLA Second Language Requirement, contact your advisor or our Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor, Terrion Williamson (twillia@umn.edu).