Modern Languages and Cultures
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Language is at the core of human experience, and the ability to communicate efficiently and sensitively in another language with people of different cultural backgrounds can only enhance professional advancement in any career. The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a close and personalized advising process to help its students customize their preparation for the future. Three major tracks in French, Italian, and Spanish with interdisciplinary options, as well as courses in Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, German, and Japanese are available to support global studies, teacher education, international tracks in other disciplines and, in general, career opportunities in key areas of domestic and international service where knowledge of a foreign language increases the level of success. The department particularly encourages all language students to consider a program of study abroad.
Above all, the Modern Languages and Cultures Department is dedicated to the principle that the most important outcome of a modern language education is greater self-awareness and an increased understanding of, and interest in all people and all cultures.
- French Minor
- Global Studies Minor
- Italian Minor
- Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor
- Spanish Minor