The Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s College offers a major in Spanish leading to a bachelor’s degree (with or without teaching certification in adolescence education), an area of concentration for child study majors and minors in Spanish and Latino studies. Courses are also taught in beginning and intermediate French and Italian, and beginning Arabic and Russian.
Our courses aim to develop proficiency in comprehension and communication, while fostering an understanding and appreciation of literatures and cultures in languages other than English. Skills acquired in language courses may prove extremely useful in preparation for professional careers in education, business, medicine, law, tourism or other fields.
The department also provides opportunities for students to engage other cultures and languages outside of the classroom. Through the College's service-learning and study abroad programs, students work and learn in communities from Long Island to Nicaragua, Argentina and Spain.