Why Languages at E&H?

Majors and minors are offered in French and Spanish. In addition, Greek courses enable students to read the New Testament in its original language. At times, special course introductions to such languages as Arabic, Chinese, and Latin have been offered. The Department of Languages offers a B.A. degree in three tracks of study:

Language and Literature

The Language and Literature track, which may be completed in French or Spanish, is designed to train you in the language and to acquaint you with the literature and general culture of a foreign country or region. Students also are prepared for careers in public service, diplomacy or translating/interpreting. If you are planning for advanced study in graduate or professional school, the Language and Literature track should be your choice.

Language and Cultural Studies 

The Language and Culture Studies track links French or Spanish to an in-depth understanding of France, Spain, or Latin America.  It includes an experience of immersion in a foreign culture, after you have developed language fluency, through study abroad. 

Teacher Preparation

Completion of the Teacher Preparation program will enable you to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach a foreign language.