Language and Communication Degrees & Programs
Arabic Language & Middle Eastern cultures
In this undergraduate minor program, students will not only learn the Arabic language but also get a broad understanding of Middle Eastern culture and politics. A minor in Arabic language & Middle Eastern cultures enriches a variety of majors that value an understanding of foreign language and culture.
The Center for Basque Studies is an international study center dedicated to research into and publishing on Basque topics. We provide basic Basque language instruction, give classes on many Basque topics, host international scholars and conferences, promote research, offer a Ph.D. and undergraduate minor, and publish a wide variety of books.
Students in the undergraduate minor in Chinese Studies in the World Languages and Literatures Department not only learn the Chinese language, but get an understanding of the culture, history and economy of China and Asia. A minor in Chinese will enhance a student's major, providing cultural context to a variety of professions.
The academic program in communication studies emphasizes training in oral communication skills and the cognitive principles and strategies that support them. The refinement of communication skills in public, interpersonal, small group and organizational contexts is central to both personal and professional growth.
The Department of English offers programs leading to the degree of bachelor of arts, master of arts, master of fine arts and doctor of philosophy in English. The programs provide a strong liberal arts education; prepare students for careers in education, writing, business, publishing and more; and enable them to compete for graduate programs.
Students majoring in French gain advanced speaking, reading and writing skills in the language, as well as knowledge of French and francophone literature and film. A major or minor in French is a great way to understand international relations and helps provide context to international subjects.
The international affairs program draws courses from a variety of academic disciplines to provide students many perspectives on their area of study. Students have flexibility in planning a curriculum suited to their particular interests and career goals, including courses from a variety of departments.
The College of Liberal Arts offers an undergraduate minor in Japanese studies in the World Languages and Literatures Department. Students learn the Japanese language and will be immersed in its history and culture. A minor in Japanese is a great option for students looking to enhance their chosen majors with an international emphasis.
The Reynolds School helps students turn their passion for storytelling into careers in news, broadcasting and documentary, public relations and advertising, Spanish-language media and visual communication. Students prepare for the professional world in the school’s own production centers as well as with media partners.
The Pack Teach program is a dual degree program that prepares students to become licensed secondary education teachers. This four-year program offers students the opportunity to gain a strong liberal arts education, excellent preparation in their content area discipline, as well as the foundational and applied knowledge for instruction.
The College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Spanish. Students will not only learn the Spanish language but also get a broad understanding of Hispanic-American and U.S. Latino culture and literature. A major or minor in Spanish is very beneficial in the professional world.
World Languages & Literature
The World Languages and Literatures Department helps students to master another language and immerses them in the culture of which they study. Students who graduate from the program are able to communicate effectively with indigenous people and are culturally aware of their behaviors.