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Students who complete a degree program in foreign languages and literatures can read, write, speak, and listen effectively in another language. They study the literature, linguistics, culture, and civilization of the countries where those languages are spoken, combining cultural competence with the communicative skills necessary for the workplace or advanced study. Foreign languages and literatures students are encouraged to study abroad to learn more about the languages and cultures in their field. Foreign language and literatures majors pursue careers in healthcare, business, communications, law and education, to name a few, and they become more marketable, and get hired faster at a higher salary.
The Department offers a bachelor of arts in foreign languages and literatures with seven concentration areas: French, French education, German, German education, Hispanic studies, Hispanic studies education, and global studies. There are also minors in French , German , and Hispanic studies .
The Department offers Greek, Latin, Russian, and Japanese in support of Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary minors in classical studies , Russian studies , and Asian studies , and concentrations in the bachelor of arts in multidisciplinary studies in classics, classical civilization, Russian studies, and Asian studies.
Foreign Languages and Literatures Accelerated MBA Program
French, German, and Hispanic studies majors who are interested in careers in business may complete the BA in foreign languages and literatures with a minor in business administration , and if qualified may complete the master of business administration in one additional year.
Foreign Language Placement Tests
Students who have previously studied French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish should take the respective placement test in order to ensure that they continue their study at the appropriate level. Please note that a placement test is required for enrollment in all lower-level Spanish courses including level 1001. (See Admission and Readmission, Placement Testing .)
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