Modern Language Minors

Take courses in the target language and advance your linguistic and cultural knowledge with a minor in modern language.

  • French — Advance your linguistic proficiency in French while learning about the culture, history, literature, cinema and diversity of the vast French-speaking world.
  • Spanish — Advance your proficiency in Spanish while learning about the culture, history, literature, cinema and diversity of the vast Spanish-speaking world.
  • Spanish for the Professions — Develop the grammar, vocabulary and sociolinguistic skills required in business, K-12 education, health care or law enforcement professional settings.
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Interdisciplinary Minors

Grow your cross-cultural competence with these interdisciplinary minors. Enroll in courses both in English and in your target language as well as in courses in other departments.

Why minor in world languages and cultures?

  • Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, languages and global perspectives. This knowledge fosters intercultural competence, enabling you to communicate and interact effectively in multicultural settings.  
  • Enhance your linguistic proficiency, which is increasingly valuable in today's interconnected world. Proficiency in multiple languages opens doors to a wider range of career paths, including translation, interpretation, international business, diplomacy and tourism.  
  • Develop critical thinking, analytical and empathy skills as you explore the complexities of different societies and their historical, social and political contexts. 
  • Broaden your horizons, develop global citizenship and gain unique cross-cultural skills and experiences that are highly sought after in our increasingly diverse and interconnected world.