College of Arts and Humanities
Language and Literature Bldg., room 102
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Faculty and Staff
Laila Abdalla, PhD
Rodney Bransdorfer, PhD, Spanish
Nathalie Kasselis, PhD, Spanish, French
Natalie Lefkowitz, PhD, Spanish, French
Stella Moreno, PhD, Spanish
Joshua S. Nelson, PhD, Japanese
Eric Mayer, PhD, Spanish
Michael Johnson, PhD, French
Alejandro Lee, PhD, Spanish
Jene Cazares, MA, Spanish
Jer Loudenback, MA, American sign language
James Morin, MA, Chinese
Laurie Moshier, DA, French, German
Mariko Okada-Collins, MA, Japanese
Megan Klarich, secretary senior
The Department of World Languages offers BA degrees in French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish and offers minors in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. BA degrees in teaching are available in French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
For non-majors or minors, the first-and second-year sequences are designed to provide basic proficiency in a world language. The department recommends that all majors include some organized study abroad where their major language is spoken.
Admission to Department Programs
Students planning to major or minor must meet with an advisor in the world languages department for details about admission requirements, and complete an application form.
Students in non-teaching majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of C+ in each course used for the major and/or minor. Students in teaching majors must earn a minimum grade of B in each course used for the major.
Core Course Requirements
Only courses numbered 200 and above will count toward a major or minor. For students with sufficient preparation, the 200-level sequence may be waived through credit by examination. Please note that Spanish CLEP test scores may be used to complete General Education and/or graduation requirements but may not be used to fulfill course requirements for Spanish majors or minors. Students planning to study abroad must see their advisor prior to departure to ensure the applicability of the proposed course of study. All upper-division classes not listed as requirements are approved electives.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts
- French Major, BA
- French Teaching Major, BA
- Japanese Major, BA - Large Plan
- Japanese Major, BA - Small Plan
- Japanese Teaching Major, BA - Large Plan
- Japanese Teaching Major, BA - Small Plan
- Russian Major, BA
- Russian Teaching Major, BA
- Spanish Major, BA
- Spanish Teaching Major, BA
CoursesAmerican Sign Language