Students seeking a foreign language substitution:

  1. Provide documentation of a learning disability that affects the ability to learn a foreign language to the Director of the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations.  The documentation must be prepared by an appropriate and qualified diagnostic professional.  For details on documentation requirements see: Documentation of a Learning Disability (PDF).
  2. Schedule a meeting with the Director to discuss reasonable accommodations.
  3. If the accommodation is approved, the Director of SAA will notify the Registrar’s Office which will then update the student’s Academic Requirement Report on myPugetSound to indicate alternate coursework will be taken to satisfy the language graduation requirement.
  4. Students should plan to complete the requirement with two courses from on of the following areas listed below. Please note not all courses are taught each semester, and students should plan to complete the requirement early in their studies. Questions about when specific courses will be offered should be directed to the academic department offering the course. Courses must be outside of the student's core requirements and the department of the first major.

Courses Approved to Satisfy the Language Graduation Requirement for Students with an Approved Accommodation:

Students shall select two courses from any one area:

Chinese Civilization:   
ART 278 Survey of Asian Art
HIST 245 Chinese Civilization
REL 234 Chinese Religious Tradition

Japanese Civilizations:
ARTH 278 Survey of Asian Art
HIST 248 Modern Japan
REL 233 Japanese Religious Tradition

CLSC 130 Classical Mythology
CLSC 211 History of Ancient Greece
CLSC 212 Roman History

Latin America:
LAS 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies
HIST 280 Colonial Latin America
HIST281 Modern Latin America