The faculty in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is committed to helping students earn this passport to the world! Click on the links below to learn more about our program.
Many of our students have two majors, which is often referred to as a double major. A language major is a natural complement to virtually any other major at Stetson University. The global economy means that business majors are interested in the many countries with which they will be doing business. Scientists will want to collaborate with and visit foreign labs. English majors are fascinated by the literature of other countries. Musicians and singers are curious about the culture and language of their favorite composers. Teachers appreciate the uniqueness of the students from foreign countries in their classroom . It is hard to think of a field in which knowledge of a foreign language and cultural awareness will not benefit. Advisors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will help you select the courses most appropriate to achieving your personal goals.
It is often quite easy to earn a double major. Those students who start their coursework at the 200 level or who arrive with credits earned through an AP or an IB program already have a head start. In addition, spending a semester abroad will facilitate the process even more.
As a language major, it is expected that you will participate in at least one semester of the study abroad program. The credits earned abroad can often make it quite easy to earn a double major. In addition, a large range of courses is available, so if you wish to attain a high degree of proficiency while working on a major in another field you may also enjoy taking advantage of this program.
The Office of International Learning maintains centers in France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Hong Kong, England and Spain. Some scholarships are available.
An internship in the local Mexican-American community is available.
The Corinne Lynch Scholars program offers scholarships for language majors. Some scholarships are also available for study abroad. Applications must be made through the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
These two brochures, published by the Modern Language Association, offer valuable information to students who are thinking about studying a foreign language. Topics include personal enrichment, career benefits and study abroad. They also offer advice about what to expect in your courses and how to decide what language to study.