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In order to be eligible to earn a BYU Language Certificate, you need to complete three specific courses, one course in each of the following categories: 

1. Language
2. Civilization/Culture
3. Literature 

Course options for each language are listed below.  You must receive a grade of B- or higher in each course.

Arabic
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1. Language
Choose One: ARAB 302 or ARAB 426R
2. Civilization/Culture
IHUM 242
3. Literature
Choose One: ARAB 424R or ARAB 425R
Chinese (Mandarin)
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1. Language
CHIN 302
2. Civilization/Culture
Choose One: ANTHR 343, CHIN 345R, HIST 340, or HIST 341
3. Literature
Choose One: CHIN 342, CHIN 343, or CHIN 344
Danish
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1. Language
DANSH 321
2. Civilization/Culture
SCAND 430
3. Literature
DANSH 340
Dutch
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1. Language
DUTCH 321
2. Civilization/Culture
DUTCH 330
3. Literature
DUTCH 340
Finnish
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1. Language
FINN 321
2. Civilization/Culture
SCAND 430
3. Literature
FINN 340
French
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1. Language
Choose One: FREN 321 or FREN 322
2. Civilization/Culture
Choose One: FREN 361, FREN 362, or FREN 363
3. Literature
FREN 340
German
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1. Language
GERM 303
2. Civilization/Culture
GERM 330
3. Literature
GERM 343
Indonesian
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1. Language
INDON 321
2. Civilization/Culture
INDON 330
3. Literature
INDON 340
Italian
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1. Language
ITAL 321
2. Civilization/Culture
Choose One: ITAL 360, ITAL 361, ITAL 363, ITAL 445, ITAL 446
3. Literature
ITAL 322
Japanese
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1. Language
JAPAN 321
2. Civilization/Culture
JAPAN 345
3. Literature
Choose One: JAPAN 322, JAPAN 350, JAPAN 351, or JAPAN 352
Korean
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1. Language
KOREA 302
2. Civilization/Culture
KOREA 345
3. Literature
Choose One: KOREA 321, KOREA 340, or KOREA 441
Norwegian
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1. Language
NORWE 321
2. Civilization/Culture
SCAND 430
3. Literature
NORWE 340
Portuguese
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1. Language
Choose One: PORT 321*, PORT 323R (renumbered in Fall 2021 as 323A and 323B), PORT 325, PORT 326, or PORT 414/360
2. Civilization/Culture
Choose One: PORT 321*, PORT 345, PORT 346R/447R, PORT 355, PORT 356R/457R, or PORT 395R
3. Literature
Choose One: PORT 321*, PORT 339/330

*PORT 321 is required as one of the three courses. It must be taken first, and may be counted toward any of the three categories (Language, Civilization/Culture, or Literature).

Students may count PORT 323R/323A or 323B to satisfy one course requirement in either of the following scenarios: 

1. If 321 is completed as the Literature course option, then complete an option from the Civilization/Culture course options and complete 323R as the Language course option. 

2. If 321 is completed as the Civilization/Culture course option, then complete an option from the Literature course options and complete 323R/323A or 323B as the Language course option. 

Note: For MSB students, MSB 596R can be used to satisfy one course requirement.
Russian
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1. Language
Choose One: RUSS 321, RUSS 322, or RUSS 323
2. Civilization/Culture
Choose One: RUSS 330 or RUSS 343
3. Literature
Choose One: RUSS 340, RUSS 341, or RUSS 342
Spanish
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1. Language
Choose One: SPAN 321*, SPAN 323R (renumbered in Fall 2021 as 323A, 323B, and 323C), SPAN 325, SPAN 326, or SPAN 414/360
2. Civilization/Culture
Choose One: SPAN 321*, SPAN 345, SPAN 346R/447R, SPAN 355, SPAN 356R/457R, or SPAN 395R
3. Literature
Choose One: SPAN 321*, SPAN 339/330

*SPAN 321 is required as one of the three courses. It must be taken first, and may be counted toward any of the three categories (Language, Civilization/Culture, or Literature).

Students may count SPAN 323R/323A, 323B, or 323C to satisfy one course requirement in either of the following scenarios: 

1. If 321 is completed as the Literature course option, then complete an option from the Civilization/Culture course options and complete 323R as the Language course option. 

2. If 321 is completed as the Civilization/Culture course option, then complete an option from the Literature course options and complete 323R/323A, 323B, or 323C as the Language course option. 

Note: For MSB students, MSB 596R can be used to satisfy one course requirement.
Swedish
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1. Language
SWED 321
2. Civilization/Culture
SCAND 430
3. Literature
SWED 340
Tagalog
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1. Language
TAGAL 321
2. Civilization/Culture
TAGAL 330
3. Literature
TAGAL 340
Thai
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1. Language
THAI 321
2. Civilization/Culture
THAI 330
3. Literature
THAI 340
Vietnamese
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1. Language
VIET 321
2. Civilization/Culture
VIET 330
3. Literature
VIET 340