Foreign Languages and Literatures

Collection Development Policy - Supporting Information


[LSU Libraries' Collection Development Policy Statement]

Curriculum Program Descriptions

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers courses in 12 languages. There are three B.A. degree programs (Spanish, German, and Latin) and one M.A. program (Hispanic Studies). The department offers no doctoral programs. For descriptions of both degree and non-degree programs, see under the individual programs tab listed at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

The B.A. in Spanish can also be pursued with a concentration in secondary education through coursework in the College of Education.
See Humanities Majors: Secondary Education Concentration.

Degrees Awarded
For detailed information on number of degrees conferred in a specific discipline in a given year, see the Office of Budget and Planning's Graduating Class Profile page, Graduates by College, Degree Level, Curriculum, Racial/Ethnic Category and Gender.

Research Areas
See individual faculty pages under the tab listing separate programs at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Scope of LSU Libraries' Collecting
Library acquisitions primarily support teaching and research for the department's degree programs. Non-degree programs are supported to the extent that relevant subjects are covered in the Libraries' approval plan profiles, and purchases are made in response to specific requests from faculty members. The predominant language of materials acquired is English; material in Spanish, German, and Latin is collected on a very selective basis and in response to requests from faculty members. Material in any other language is usually acquired only if specifically requested by a faculty member. In addition to supporting the curriculum of the Deptartment of Foreign Languages and Literatures, material acquired under this policy may at times support courses and/or programs of other academic departments, including interdisciplinary programs such as linguistics, women's and gender studies, Asian studies, international studies, Jewish studies, and film studies. This policy does not cover children's and young people's literature in foreign languages.

** For more information about collection development for this discipline, please contact the appropriate subject librarian.