What You'll Study
The Modern Languages & Literature Department is home to the study of eight languages taught at a range of skill levels. Our department includes majors and minors in French and Spanish, as well as minors in German and Italian. The department also offers Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Tagalog depending on demand. So if you're looking to continue your language studies from high school or dipping your toes into a world language for the first time, the department can fit your needs, thanks to a placement process that takes into consideration previous language education. Gonzaga requires all of those seeking a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences to demonstrate competence in a second language.
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More than Just Learning to Speak a Language
By devoting ourselves to research within a range of cultural and theoretical areas and innovation in language acquisition, we are committed to promoting a dynamic and diverse learning community wherein students may comfortably develop personal talents and human qualities. Our faculty continually emphasize language performance and intercultural competence and create innovative and exciting opportunities for individual, hands-on experience. Students' success is shown in many ways but most importantly by success in real communicative settings. Our approach allows you to learn a language with upper-level courses in literature, film, society and more, furthering our mission of exposing students to new cultures and developing a tolerance for difference.