ASU has built the largest Romanian program in the U.S., and you can be part of it. Study language, politics, culture and religion --- everything that makes Romania a vibrant member of the European Union.
The Romanian minor program provides students with the means to develop their interests in social, cultural and political matters while advancing their Romanian language skills.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
A minor enables students to enhance the marketable skills and knowledge they acquire in their major program and to also develop additional competencies. A minor in Romanian studies equips students with communication and cultural competency skills, a valuable benefit when they will pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military and sociology or marketing.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: None
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students who wish to add a minor in Romanian to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
The Romanian minor consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours, including nine credit hours of required core language courses and nine credit hours of upper-division electives. At least 12 credit hours must be upper-division. Students choose from either the Romanian Advanced Language track or the Romanian Culture track for the upper-division electives. A minimum of six credit hours must be completed in residence at ASU. All courses must completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
Required Core Language Courses -- 9 credit hours
- ROM 202: Intermediate Romanian Language and Culture II (4)
- Notes: Only three credit hours of ROM 202 apply to the minor. The extra credit hour will be applied to university electives.
- ROM 313: Romanian Composition and Conversation (3)
- ROM 314: Romanian Composition and Conversation (3)
Upper-division Electives (choose one track) -- 9 credit hours
Upper Division Advanced Language or Culture Track (9)
Romanian Advanced Language Track
- ROM 411: Advanced Spoken and Written Romanian I (3)
- ROM 412: Advanced Spoken and Written Romanian II (3)
Choose one course from Romanian Culture track (3)
Romanian Culture Track
- ROM 310 / SLC 310: Migration and Identity: Digital Storytelling (HU & G) (3)
- ROM 442 / SLC 442: Dracula and Vampire Lore ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
- ROM 494: Special Topics (3)
- ROM 499: Individualized Instruction (3)
- Notes: Maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied to the minor.
- SLC 343: Culture and Society Transformation (3)
- SLC 429: Studies in European Literature and Culture ((L or HU) & G & H) (3)
Course substitutions are permitted for heritage speakers and other advanced speakers of Romanian.
ROM 101 through 201 are not applicable to the minor.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.