The department offers introductory and advanced courses in Spanish and French. It
also offers introductory courses in African languages, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian,
Japanese, and Russian. The first-year foreign language courses are intended to develop
the ability to understand, speak, and read the target language. The department also
offers minor sequences in French, Spanish, and Latin American/Latino Studies for students
majoring in other degree programs.
Foreign Language study not only broadens students' horizons and opens doors to countless
opportunities and possible adventures, but it also cultivates a spirit of tolerance
and understanding of other cultures. This advantage, in turn, better prepares students
to enter the job market and experience success in their endeavors.
Students enrolled in the Liberal Arts Option in Spanish prepare for dynamic careers
in a wide variety of fields. Graduates of this program go on to pursue stimulating
careers in government, translation and interpretation, public service, and business—to
name a few.