Foreign Language Requirement
UIC Dept. of History
1) Students can satisfy the requirement either by passing the exam or by getting a grade of “A” or “B” in either a foreign language reading course for graduate students, or in a foreign language course at the 104 level (fourth semester of college language) taken within two years before taking comprehensive or preliminary exams. Students who fail the exam three times will not be allowed to continue in the program.
2) Students who fail the foreign language exam the first time will be strongly encouraged to take a course in the language. Students who fail the foreign language exam a second time will be instructed to take a course in the language.
3) Students must satisfy the foreign language requirement for the language most relevant to their studies and research, and the student’s advisor will determine what that language is.
4) A student may, with the approval of his or her advisor, petition the GAC to be excused from the foreign language requirement if no foreign language is relevant to his or her studies and research.
5) This requirement must be completed the semester before the student takes comprehensive and preliminary exams.