"He who knows no foreign language knows nothing of his own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Learning a foreign language can offer many exciting professional opportunities, among them International Business, Law, Medicine, Teaching, Journalism, Social Work, Government, etc.
Learning a language also:
- expands horizons,
- provides life enrichment and a deeper understanding of the world in which we live,
- provides opportunities for travel and entertainment,
- and build tolerance among peoples.
It also has the unquestionable benefit that you will learn more about your own language and culture.
Although learning a language can be work, the efforts pay off quickly when you finally get to use it. Whether you enjoy talking, reading, or mastering challenges, you'll find all of them in learning languages. So, why wait?
The department offers courses in Spanish and French. The first two years (four courses) of each language are available if you need to fulfill a foreign language requirement or wish to continue the study of a foreign language begun in high school. The first course in first year Spanish or French (S100/F100) has no prerequisites and may be taken by any student with an interest in learning another language. The department also offers the Certificate in Hispanic Studies.