Programs and Degrees

Academic programs:

The Department offers undergraduate major programs in French and Spanish and minor programs in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.  We currently offer courses each semester in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish for students meeting the B.A. language requirement which asks students to complete one course at the intermediate or 2000 level.  The M.A. degree in Spanish offers advanced professional training in the areas of Spanish language, literature, and civilizations of the Spanish-speaking world.  Language for business purposes is offered yearly in Spanish and on-demand in French and German.  Three courses in second language pedagogy, acquisition, and assessment are offered to students seeking initial licensure to teach in the P-8 and 7-12 grades in foreign language and/or who are seeking the endorsement for English as a Second Language.  The Department contributes to the general education program by teaching courses in the Humanities area (WLAN 2315, “Cultural Studies” and WLAN 2325, “Issues of Cultural Identity in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean), which, depending upon the topic, may fulfill elective credit for the African/African-American Studies minor, Asian Studies minor, or Latin-American and Latino Studies minor.   WLAN 2325 also counts as an elective in the African/African-American Studies major. World Languages (WLAN 2350) counts as an elective in the World Cultural Traditions area. Students may also count French, German, and Spanish 2320 to fulfill the Humanities general education requirement.