We live in a world marked by close contact and interaction among people who speak varied languages and come from varied cultural backgrounds.

Being able to understand and communicate in several languages is increasingly important for persons who want to be civic leaders, business managers, or simply good citizens.

At Emory & Henry, you can establish competency in one or more languages and, at the same time, complete a liberal arts program that will give you the kind of intellectual breadth and lifelong curiosity to be a successful citizen of the world in the 21st century.

Degrees

  • Minor, Foreign Language Other than Spanish

    A student may minor in a foreign language other than Spanish by completing that language’s courses numbered 101, 102, and 201, plus three additional courses, two of which must be on the 300 or 400 level.

  • Bachelor of Arts, French and Francophone Studies

    To provide students an interdisciplinary framework for the study of the history, literature, film and culture of France and the world in which French is an important medium of culture.

  • Bachelor of Arts, French and International Commerce

    To train students in French and acquaint them with the cultures, and fundamental business and economic concepts in order to prepare them for careers in management and leadership in organizations that operate globally.

  • Bachelor of Arts, French- Teacher Preparation

    To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach French.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Hispanic Studies

    To provide students an interdisciplinary framework for the study of the history, literature, and film of the Spanish-speaking world. To become proficient in the four communication goals in Spanish (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), and the cultural component.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish- Teacher Preparation

    To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach Spanish.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Grown from Conflict: National and Cultural Identity on the Island of Hispaniola</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><img width="611" height="458" alt="​Max interviewing a Haitian student at a university in San Francisco de Macoris.​" src="/live/image/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG" class="lw_image lw_image408 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/2/width/611/height/458/408_IMG_0350-2.rev.1501860949.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400"/></p><p> Spanish and Civic Innovation major, <strong>Max Palmer ’17</strong>, conducted a project that’s field research was conducted outside of the college, some of it was even conducted in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He explored the mysterious prejudices between Dominicans and Haitians, working to define racism on an island where white european descent has for a long time been the minority.</p></div>