To teach languages other than English so that students are better able to communicate with people from different cultures whospeak other languages, thus promoting understanding, tolerance and appreciation. Studying a foreign language also helps people to understand how languages work, one's own or other languages.
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages offers majors in French and Spanish and minors in French, Japanese, and Spanish.
Students graduating with a foreign language major will:
A major or minor in a foreign language affords students an introduction to numerous careers, including teaching, business and industry, government positions, service positions. The combination of foreign language study with other academic programs -- such as social work, teaching, nursing, criminal justice, business -- increases career opportunities.