Languages and Culture Studies
Within the Languages and Culture Studies program you can pursue a B.A. degree in French, Classics, Spanish, World Languages, or K-12 Teacher Certification in French or Spanish. Minors in French, Greek, Latin, and Spanish are also available.By providing insights into the linguistic, cultural, and intellectual lives of other peoples, language study and the investigation of foreign literatures and cultures foster in the student a broader, more informed perspective on the world.
About the Program
Students pursuing a major or a minor in Languages and Culture Studies will study linguistic structures, develop audio-lingual and writing ability, become familiar with literary texts, develop analytical abilities, and gain an appreciation of cultures and traditions different from their own.
The program is open to any student with an interest in language, literature, or linguistics.
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Top Five Reasons to Study Language and Culture Studies at Stockton
- Adapting to Change
To prepare yourself for a career in the globalized environment of the twenty-first century.
- Global Awareness
To succeed in a multicultural and increasingly multilingual world, interdisciplinary work, i.e., studying a foreign language, is more important than ever.
- Communication Skills
To improve and provide confidence in language and communication skills, including English vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as writing and speaking.
- Global Awareness, Communication Skills
To have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or in the summer and
communicate daily in another language.
- Critical Thinking
To study and translate a foreign language means to be able to engage in critical thinking and cross intellectual borders.
The program consists of three separate sections: Spanish, French, and Classics. Students are able to major in the program with a concentration in Spanish, French, Classics, or World Languages. Minors are available in Spanish, French, Latin, and both Classical and Modern Greek. The program also offers a focus on Hellenic Studies. Consult information below for individual program requirements.
- B.A. in Spanish
- B.A. in Spanish K-12 Teacher Certification
- B.A. in French
- B.A. in French K-12 Teacher Certification
- B.A. in Classics: Greek and Latin
- B.A. in Classics: Latin and Romance Languages
- B.A. in Classics: Ancient Greek Language & Culture
- B.A. in Classics: Latin Language, Roman Culture & Europe
- B.A. in World Languages
- Minor in French, Ancient Greek, Latin, or Spanish
For detailed curriculum information, please refer to the Academic Bulletin.
Students from all majors can earn a minor in French, Ancient Greek, Latin, or Spanish.
Requirements for French, Latin and Greek Minors
Five LANG-acronym courses for students entering at the Beginning II or a higher level of French, Latin or Greek (ancient or modern). This requirement does not include any beginning LANG I course.
- Transfer students with college credit in French, Latin, or Greek will be entering
at the appropriate level of language instruction. A minimum of one 3000-level course
taught in the target language must be completed at Stockton to satisfy the 20-credit
requirement for a language minor. All the required courses for the minor must be completed
in the same language. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward
Requirements for Spanish Minors
Students from all majors can earn a minor in Spanish. The requirements are as follows: Five LANG-acronym courses for students entering at the Intermediate I or a higher level of Spanish.
- Transfer students with college credit in Spanish will be entering at the appropriate level of language instruction. A minimum of one 3000 level course taught in the target language must be completed at Stockton to satisfy the 20-credit requirement for a language minor. All the required courses for the minor must be completed in the same language. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward the minor.
Languages and Culture Studies Faculty
Katherine Panagakos, Assistant Professor of Classics; AFGLC Professor of Greek Culture
David Roessel, Professor of Greek Language and Literature; Associate Director, The Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies
Languages and Culture Studies Adujunct Faculty
Students majoring in specific languages are able to combine their studies with Education for public school teaching certification. In 1996, the State of New Jersey incorporated a World Language Education Program in its Core Curriculum Content Standards and Frameworks for K- 12 students. The need for professionally trained teachers of foreign languages is critical and will increase in the future.
A major in Spanish also prepares students for graduate school. Combined with other majors, study in modern languages, at least at the level of the minor, can increase employment potential in many fields, especially within the greater metropolitan areas of the United States and in fields that involve working in different countries or branches of business.
During their junior or senior year, students are encouraged to pursue study abroad
and internship opportunities, such as the Washington Internship program. Further information
can be found on the University’s Office of Global Engagement website.
Our language lounge is open to all students taking language classes. The lounge provides you with a quiet space for study, tutoring, and small group work.