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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures prepares students for an increasingly interdependent global society by fostering translingual and transcultural competence. These competencies are developed using pedagogies and curricula that promote language both as an instrument for communication and as a window through which to explore, analyze and understand cultural communities and connections. The Department educates students and community members about the critical importance of foreign language learning for understanding the diversity of human experience and about the opportunities for personal, professional, ethical and intellectual growth that accompany the study of foreign languages and cultures.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Foreign Languages and Cultures has four options (see Degree Requirements):

  • French
  • Spanish
  • French Teacher Education
  • Spanish Teacher Education

The department also offers an integrated Foreign Languages / MLAS B.A.


(see Degree Requirements)

  • French
  • Spanish

Why Foreign Languages and Literatures?

  • We have excellent teachers and mentors 
  • We offer departmental scholarships for our student majors
  • We encourage our students to take the Advanced Placement Test
  • We sponsor popular study abroad programs
  • Join our French and Spanish language clubs