Complement and enhance your major area of study with one of the following minors offered by the Modern Languages Department.
Coursework taught in French or Spanish taken during study abroad programs may be applied to these minors.
French is an official language of 29 nations, including the USA’s #1 trading partner, Canada. French is spoken in France, Switzerland and Belgium in Europe, in Senegal, Ivory Coast and other nations in West Africa and Haiti and several Caribbean islands. With a French Minor, you will have the linguistic and cultural skills to interact with almost 400 million people worldwide in international business, social services, health care and health policy, hospitality, education and law.
This minor includes coursework in Spanish language, as well as courses taught in English with content on Latino culture, history and sociology. Students expecting to work with Spanish speaking clients, patients, students or co-workers will gain enhanced fluency in spoken and written Spanish as well as a strong background in Latino culture.
With 45 million Spanish speakers in the US and another 400 million speakers in Europe, Latin America and Africa, students with a Spanish minor are well positioned to enter their career with the language and cultural proficiency necessary to communicate with their Spanish speaking clients, patients, students and co-workers both at home and overseas. International finance and retail, social services, education, media and public relations, travel and tourism, health care and public policy all have high demand for Spanish skills. Heritage speakers may apply for the accelerated Spanish minor.