Department Chair: Linda Crawford, Ph.D.
Mastery of a foreign language enables students to deepen their understanding of cultural differences and similarities, to exercise their responsibilities as citizens of the world, and to promote meaningful cross-cultural exchange. Language competency is a life skill and a career asset. Majors are expected to maintain a 2.70 GPA in all courses applied to the major.
The French language and literature courses are designed to provide opportunities for students to achieve aural, oral, and written proficiency in the language. An integral part of the curriculum is an in-depth exposure to French culture and civilization through the study of French literature in its social, historical and cultural context.
Spanish courses provide students with opportunities to develop their linguistic skills by learning to speak, understand, read and write Spanish, as well as to appreciate the cultures, civilizations, heritage and literatures of the Spanishspeaking countries, to explore ethnic backgrounds and to promote understanding between individuals and nations.
Other Modern Languages
Opportunities are provided on a rotating basis for course work in Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.
Program and Course Listings
The University confers undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines:Minor
The University offers a number of single discipline and interdisciplinary minors which students may complete to enhance their education.