SOC Language Requirement
Competency in reading, writing, and speaking at the 102-level or higher in a language other than English is required for all SOC students. Students may complete this requirement in one of two ways:
Earn college credit with a C- or better at the 102-level or above in a language (other than English) at Loyola (or the equivalent in transfer credit from another college, or by an appropriate score on an Advanced Placement examination) (At Loyola, students may study any language offered through the Modern Languages department or study Latin (LATN) or Ancient Greek (GREK) offered through the Classical Studies department.); or
Demonstrate competency by passing a CAS 102-level language competency examination.
Students are permitted to take only one competency exam, and the exam may only be taken once. Multi-lingual students who wish to take a competency exam should request to take a language competency exam in the language they know best.
Beginning-Level Language Competency Exams (to satisfy 102-level language requirement):
The School of Communication currently offers the following beginning-level language competency exams (please note that this list is subject to changes/availability):
- Chinese (Cantonese)
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Greek (Modern)
Scheduling a Competency Exam through the SOC Dean's Office: To schedule an appointment to take a language competency exam in: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish, please call or stop by the SOC Dean’s office at 51 E. Pearson, 201 on Water Tower Campus (312-915-6548). For instructions on scheduling an appointment to take a language competency exam in any other language (listed in the table above), please send an e-mail request (specifying the language test requested) to Assistant Dean Shawna Cooper-Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Competency test results may take up to six weeks to return. In order for students to plan their course work accordingly, students who wish to take a language competency exam (that is offered at Loyola) are strongly encouraged to schedule the exam as soon as possible upon entry to the School of Communication and no later than the end of their junior year.