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Academic Programs

Language and Cultural Studies offers course work in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, leading to the B.A. in Modern Language degree, and a field of concentration in each of these languages for students seeking the B.S. degree in education. In addition, the program offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, Latin, and English for Academic Purposes.  Beginning level French and Spanish courses are offered both during the day and evening.  The Intensive French language program is offered during the summer. Students can satisfy the thirteen (13) credit hour foreign language requirement in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish.

We are dedicated to helping a diverse student population acquire the linguistic and cultural competence required of informed global citizens. We support the use of innovative technologies in language learning and provide students with a broad range of opportunities to build language proficiency both in and beyond the classroom, including study abroad. Our department also promotes the professional development of language faculty in order to foster a learning environment that benefits from the latest research in second language acquisition and pedagogy.