World Languages and Cultures
Stetson University's World Languages and Cultures program offers classes in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese with study abroad possibilities around the world. Whether you choose languages as your main or secondary field, the program will broaden your perspectives and enhance your opportunities. This program also offers a multi-language translator's track.
Why World Languages and Cultures at Stetson University?
Stetson University offers one major in World Languages and Cultures with four possible concentrations with a core curriculum in linguistics and cultural studies. The World Languages and Cultures program also offers minors in Spanish, French, German and Russian.
Area Studies Tracks
The three one-language concentrations will give you not only a thorough grasp of the linguistic complexity of the chosen language, but also a functional understanding of its cultural diversity and global impact: French and Francophone studies, German studies and Hispanic studies.
We also offer a multi-language track completed with a senior research project in translation.
Senior research as annotated translation project (substantial translation with translator's note on translingual and transcultural difficulties and cultural background research on the topic)
Learn more about the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
"One difference can make a huge change in a community. I want to inspire other young people like me to get involved. Don't be afraid to be that change."
Skye Cronje '23
"In my time there, I gained experience in finance and multilateral diplomacy, and so much more."
Camila Morales '20, in 2019 she interned at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Although overall numbers are not high, demand and projected job growth is high for students with degrees in languages and cultures. Starting salaries are relatively strong, and while the knowledge and skills are good foundations for graduate-level work, many students will find immediate demand within government and business sectors with international connections and markets.
- Pamela Cappas-Toro, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Spanish and Portuguese
- Yves-Antoine Clemmen, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; French
- Michael Denner, PhD, Northwestern University; Russian
- Ana Eire, PhD, Vanderbilt University; Spanish
- Susanne Eules, PhD, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg; German
- Elisabeth Poeter, PhD, University of California at Berkeley; German
- Robert Sitler, PhD, University of Texas; Spanish
- Nancy Vosburg, PhD, The University of Iowa
- Yohann Ripert, PhD Columbia University; French
- Snezhana Zheltoukhova, PhD University of Wisconsin; Russian
Students must meet General Education Requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.
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