Chinese courses develop communication competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Discover the rich culture of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; nourish hidden wisdom from Confucianism to Daoism; savor the art of Chinese calligraphy; and engage in global society. If you desire to learn more about China and Asia, consider a major or minor in East Asian Studies or International Business with Language and Culture.
The French program comprises a rich curriculum in language, culture, literature, and film. An education in French prepares students for a variety of careers in industries such as fashion, culinary arts, diplomatic relations, and international sports. A major or minor in French pairs wells with a degree in International Business with Language and Culture.
Providing a foundation for Classical Studies, studies in Ancient Greek develop reading skills and an understanding of language structures. Students engage with ancient culture through study of Homer, the New Testament, Greek tragedy, and more.
Italian language courses provide the foundation for a self-designed major or minor in Italian Studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students also examine Italian cultures and literature, and are encouraged to study abroad in a short- or long-term program. A major or minor in Italian Studies pairs wells with a degree in International Business with Language and Culture.
Japanese studies help students learn the language and culture of the country known for its rich history, strong economic power, and ever-changing popular culture. The courses are offered at all levels from beginner to advanced, plus an independent study component for students who wish to pursue a deeper understanding of the language and culture of Japan. Japanese language and culture courses are the basis of a major or minor in East Asian Studies or International Business with Language and Culture.
From study of the fundamentals of Latin to readings of selected authors such as Cicero, Petronius, Horace, and Augustine, students acquire a deeper understanding of the roots of English vocabulary, the structure of language, and the culture of the ancient Romans.
The study of Slovak language and culture helps students become acquainted with one of the newest members of the European Union. Beginning Slovak develops novice level skills in reading, writing, and speaking. International Cultures courses enable students to read in English classic Slovak short fiction. Slovak language studies are ideal for students of world literature and humanities.
Gerald Sabo, S.J.
Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature
From beginning language courses to advanced exploration of literature, culture and film, the Spanish program comprises a rich curriculum leading to language competency and greater cultural appreciation. Spanish is a flexible co-major or minor for many other degree paths, especially business, biology, and political science. A major or minor in Spanish pairs well with a degree in International Business with Language and Culture.