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Modern Languages and Literatures

Our classes open the doors of the world, promote cultural understanding, and social justice. Our outstanding professors, study abroad experiences, interdisciplinary research, and community-based learning opportunities, prepare our graduates to find jobs in a variety of fields, including education, law, medicine, business, and the government. We offer B.A programs in French, Modern Languages and Spanish, minor programs in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and a teaching credential in Spanish. Our Japanese classes are very popular. These vibrant programs teach languages and important aspects of the cultures that speak them, like literature, film, and the arts. 

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“I expect my experience as a Fulbrighter will help increase the cultural exchange between the people of the US and China.”
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Many Spanish majors find teaching jobs but have to go back to school to earn their credentials. Learn how your B.A can qualify you to teach high school right away!
Dr. Badenes, an expert on Spanish artist Federico García Lorca, is teaching a seminar on the poet and dramaturg at the prestigious Jesuit institution.
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Find courses that fulfill your Core and Flag requirements.
were placed in Austria and Germany. "Most of these applicants had never taken German before. Their language knowledge gave them a significant edge," said Liedke Konow.
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We celebrate their contributions and stand by their efforts to make our campus and country inclusive places where everyone can thrive.