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SPOTLIGHT

Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Policy for Students with Disabilities

January 25, 2010

 According to University policy, “Slippery Rock University makes every effort to accommodate and serve students with disabilities to help them in their quest for academic success.  The Office for Students with Disabilities provides students with reasonable accommodations and services to ensure equal access to education as intended by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Appropriate accommodations are individually based upon identified need.  Services include assistance with, but are not limited to, the following disabilities:  learning, physical, hearing, vision or psychological.  The director meets with students periodically to determine the effectiveness of the accommodations and to establish any further accommodations necessary.

The type of disability determines the appropriate accommodations.  Services may include:

The department’s goal is to facilitate the learning of the languages we teach through whatever accommodations may be needed.  For example, for students with low vision, in the past we have used computer screen magnifiers, we have administered tests orally instead of in writing, and so forth.

In the unlikely event that a student cannot complete the standard 101, 102, 103 sequence required for the BA degree, the department will determine a course of study on a case-by-case basis.  Such student may complete the language requirement by taking any three of the following courses:

ENGL 24:246 Latino Literature of the US  

G&ES 32:201 Latin America and the Caribbean  

HIST 44:351 Latin America to 1830

HIST 44:352 Latin America since 1830

MODL 54:105 Introduction to Asian Civilizations

PHIL 60:140 World Religions

PROF 73:360 Women in Asia

RUSS 72:305 Russian Civilization via Film

RUSS 72:306 Legacy of Russian Civilization