Foreign Languages

Bachelor of Arts, World and Classical Languages and Cultures

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See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

**NOTE: The Foreign Languages program is in the teach-out phase and new majors are not being accepted as of August 1, 2023. It is listed so that those students currently enrolled can complete their program of study.

Program Mission

The mission of the Foreign Languages Program is to develop proficient communicators of the chosen languages of study. Learners will also demonstrate knowledge of the structure of the languages studied, and of cultures, history and literatures associated with these languages.

Degree Objectives

  • Learn fundamental skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading of another language
  • Develop the ability to communicate on various levels in the target language
  • Gain an appreciation of the literature written in that language
  • Convey a knowledge and understanding of a different language, people and culture and to give them a method of viewing the world with a broader perspective


Julie Sellers, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
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Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Foreign Language, Spanish, and International Studies
  • Minors in French, Spanish, Foreign Language, and International Studies