Department of Foreign Languages

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why can't I enroll in the class I want for next semester and what should I do?

A: There may be several reasons:

l. You have not completed the prerequisite class with a C or better.

a. If you have not completed the prerequisite, contact the undergraduate director/advisor, Dr. Raymond, (fol_ker@shsu.edu) with details (class number, title, CRN, Days/time, professor and your ID number) for temporary unblock so you can enroll. However, you will be automatically dropped the first day of class if you do not earn a C or better in the prerequisite.

b. If you have completed the prerequisite with lower than a C, re-enroll in that prerequisite and raise the grade to C or above. No exceptions.

2. You may have a financial hold. Please contact the Registrar.

3. The class may be full. Due to pedagogical limits on how many students can be effectively taught in a language course, FOL does not force-register closed courses due to the maximum enrollment being reached. This limit is even more crucial in an on-line course and during the summer. Do not contact the instructor; this is not an instructor decision. Do not contact the chair. We're sorry not to be able to facilitate you as you request but we can advise you that enrollees do drop constantly. We suggest that you monitor the course you want a couple of times a day and enroll when space opens--but that you enroll in an alternatr open course in the meantime.<.p>

Q: How can I get advised?

A: Contact the SAM Center for general advising. For Spanish courses only, contact the undergraduate director/advisor, Dr. Raymond, (fol_ker@shsu.edu) for an appointment.

Q: Why can't I take the lecture and lab portions of the first two semesters of a language separately? Why must I enroll in both a lecture class and a lab for the first two courses of a language (1411 and 1412), even if I'm taking the course on-line?

A: The courses are four-hour credits each and you must be enrolled in four hours for each. Any student who is not enrolled concurrently in a lecture and a lab will not pass. No exceptions.

a. Face-to-face classes' student must actually physically attend lab once per week during the enrolled hour.

b. On-line students must be enrolled but do not necessarily have to actually physically attend the lab, though the work must be completed and will be graded

Q: What should I do if I believe that my grade is incorrect?

A: First, email the instructor, politely, with details, for an appointment and more information. Only if that does not resolve the issue, email, do not phone, the chair, Dr. Andrist, (andrist@shsu.edu) with details and requesting an appointment.

Q: May I take a course audit/no credit?

A: Yes. First, request permission from the instructor via email, requesting that the instructor email the chair, Dr. Andrist. Then, request a memo via email to the chair, Dr. Andrist, (andrist@shsu.edu) with details (class number, title, CRN, Days/time, professor and your ID number). Pick up the memo at the FOL reception when advised via email that it is ready, take it to the Cashier, pay the fee ($50 as of 2011-12) and attend. You will not receive a grade or credit.


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