Do you love the thought of travelling or working abroad and conversing with locals?
As a part of our Department of World Languages and Cultures, you are able to choose from a variety of languages to learn: French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Our language classes combine oral and written work with the study of culture, including literature at the more advanced levels. You will receive a unique blend of literature, culture, and an exceptional amount of speaking practice for the language of your interest. Our goal is to provide you with proficiency in the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening with comprehension.
OUR WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES PROGRAM OFFERS:
- A major in World Languages and Cultures leading to a BA degree
- A concentrations in Spanish, French languages and literature, or French language
- A minor in Spanish, French languages and literature, or French language
- Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian
FREN 214 • Advanced Conversation
A This course provides intensive oral practice through conversation, discussion, debate, and oral presentations. Students work on expressing themselves clearly and accurately while improving their vocabulary, pronunciation, and sentence structure, and integrating correct grammatical principles.
FREN 340 • Littérature Francophone
This course introduces students to the history and literature of the francophone world, including such regions as Africa, the Caribbean, and Vietnam. Problems of colonization, decolonization, and national identity are examined through literature.
SPAN 310 • Latin American Culture and Civilization
Students gain a broad understanding of society and culture in Latin America. Various aspects of culture are discussed, including topics such as history, art, politics, religion, sports, customs, and current events in the Hispanic world.
Our World Languages and Cultures program opens up new horizons and exciting avenues of cross-cultural communication, creating a wide spectrum of opportunities for graduates. These include careers in international and diplomatic work, government, teaching, missions, translation, business, and many other global opportunities.