This requirement consists of two parts, World Languages and World Cultures.
For the World Languages portion of this requirement, students wishing to continue a language with which they have some experience, either academic or personal, must take a placement test to receive their language placement. If they place at the second-semester level, they must take six credits (two sequential courses of the same language) to fulfill the requirement. If a student places at the third-semester level or higher, they must take only three credits (one course) at the level at which they place, or a course in English about a foreign culture or civilization. Students wishing to begin a new language, with which they have no experience, must take six credits of that language to fulfill the University General Education Requirement.
Please Note: The first-semester level course (101) of a language is meant for true beginners who have no experience with the language. Students with experience, either academic or personal, will be placed at the second-semester level or higher. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate department chair. For more information about World Languages and Cultures Requirement, please visit the Montclair State Catalog website.
Incoming students should complete the Foreign Language Placement Test Survey within their application portal in order to determine whether or not they will need to complete a placement test.