Language & Culture

  • Brittney Hart - Spotlight Box

    Brittney Hart

    ”Majoring in Spanish at the Mount has opened many doors for me personally and professionally.“

  • Vernice Grajeda

  • 2013 Culture Festival

    MBC America (of Korea) reports on the International Language and Culture Festival.

  • Greetings from the Language and Culture Department Chair

    We graduate students who have become successful translators, interpreters, teachers, professors, social workers, psychologist, politicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, musicians, graphic designers, and law enforcement professionals. You can become one of them!

    What does our department offer you to achieve your goals?
    • Majors in Spanish/Latin American Studies or with Emphasis in Translation, Chicano Studies or Journalism
    • Majors in French/Francophone Studies or with International Emphasis
    • Minors in Spanish, French, Asian Studies, or Cultural Studies
    • Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Chinese classes to enhance your career or to enjoy your experience traveling the world
    • Standard professional oral and written communication in Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Chinese
    • Immersion in an effective multicultural professional environment
    • The latest technology and methodology for learning
    • Faculty members from around the world
    Beyond the classroom, how can we prepare you for your future career?
    • Experiential and service learning
    • National and international internships
    • National and international study abroad travel
    • National Honor Societies
    • Student Clubs
    • Awards and scholarships

    How does our department incorporate a liberal arts education in our programs?

    Our programs are global and interdisciplinary. We keep our classes small and friendly in nature to develop community among students and facilitate interaction between professors and students.

    Your classes in the Language and Culture Department will offer a taste of different cultures in introductory level courses. More advanced courses will promote knowledge of diverse cultures both in the United States and abroad. We also integrate the teaching of critical thinking skills in all courses, from introductory to advanced levels.

    We believe that the ideas and skills you learn at MSMU must be put into action outside the classroom. We provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in a variety of professional settings, whether they are serving the community in experiential/service learning, gaining experience while building their résumés at internships, or exploring new cultures while traveling/studying abroad.

    Internships are individualized and related to you discipline and career goals. Many of our students have been offered jobs where they intern. Our study abroad programs will offer you an immersive experience in another culture. You will find that living and studying in another country will expand your language abilities, broaden your analytical skills, and deepen your understanding of many complex global issues.

    If you are interested in people from different cultures, how they think, what set of ideas, beliefs, values, rituals, and traditions have shaped their minds, and how these are expressed in different languages, literature,  culture, art, theater and film, you have found your department!

    Reguant, Dr. MontserratDr. Montserrat Reguant, Department Chair

  • Degree Requirements

  • Minor in Asian Studies
    Chinese Studies
    BA French/Francophone Studies
    BA French/Francophone Studies with International Emphasis
    Minor in French Studies
    Japanese Studies
    BA Spanish/Latin American Studies
    BA Spanish/Latin American Studies with Chicano Studies Emphasis
    BA Spanish/Latin American Studies with Translation Emphasis
    BA Spanish and Business Administration
    Minor in Spanish Studies
    Minor in Cultural Studies