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Foreign Language Department: Academic Programs

"The limits of my languages are the limits of my world." -Ludwig Wittgenstein


Everyone should know a foreign language!

Through our dynamic, interactive classes, your language skills will blossom. Reinforced with service trips, travel/study abroad, and constant immersion, your knowledge of and sensitivity to other cultures will equip you with the necessary skills to enhance any professional track.

 

Foreign Language & your major

With creative options and a multitude of courses, a foreign language major can be added to even the most rigorous programs. Starting freshman year, your schedule can include language classes to add this important major/minor to your professional career. A semester or summer session abroad is an opportunity that should not be missed during your undergraduate years.

YOUR Major + a Major in Spanish/French = Success!

A major in Spanish or French requires 33 semester hours beyond 100-level classes. Come see us and we will help you add this to your major.

YOUR Major + a Minor in Spanish/French = Success!

Spend your electives wisely. Put those credits toward a minor in foreign language! For just 18 credits beyond elementary 100-level classes, you can gain a competitive edge in the workplace. Students beginning their foreign language at the 223 level or beyond can earn a minor for only 5 additional courses. Remember, foreign language skills will distinguish you from ALL other job candidates and increase your earning potential.

Many of our students have combined their foreign language studies with the following programs.

Business

Communication Arts

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Criminal Justice

Education

English

International Business

Nursing

Nutrition & Dietetics

Psychology

Religious Studies

Double Major in Spanish AND French

Students who concentrate in one foreign language are urged to begin studying a second foreign language. A double major in French and Spanish may be pursued by taking 30 credits in one language and 24 in the other, excluding 100-level courses.

K-12 Certification

Students seeking K-12 certification in education must take 30 semester hours in the major language beyond 100-level classes.

 

Spanish or French with YOUR major


Ashley Murray : Spanish Major

Hola, Me llamo Ashley Murray and I am a junior here at Marywood University. I am a Spanish major with the opportunity to minor in Psychology and Sociology. I also have the opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level here at Marywood! I fell in love with the Spanish culture my freshman year of high school. Since then I always knew I wanted to do something that had to do with the language. I am hoping to be some type of teacher who can work with younger kids who need help learning English, either in a school or a counseling center. I am still a ways away from knowing and understanding the full language, but if there is any institution that can help me learn it all it’s Marywood University! I am hoping to graduate with a major in Spanish in 2015 and then return for Graduate School the following fall. Having a strong background in Spanish can help in any job field I choose due to the growing Spanish speaking population in our community. I am excited to see what my future has to offer me, and I know having a Spanish education from Marywood will only make my future brighter!


Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894

Foreign Languages Department | Immaculata Hall | 570-340-6038
Send comments to Alice Reyes at asreyes@marywood.edu