May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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World Languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, and American Sign Language (ASL)

Saint Francis University realizes that the face of the people in our country has changed and that we live in a multicultural world where the importance of a global perspective is emphasized more and more every day. As such, the World Languages faculty strive to educate our students to be responsible citizens who are well prepared to contribute to the improvement of not only our own society but also the entire global community. The mission of the World Languages faculty is to develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking or signing the language chosen and to understand and appreciate the culture of the people who speak or use it. We also want to assure that our students are as marketable and competitive as possible when seeking jobs, and proficiency in a world language has become an important skill employers are looking for. The mission of Saint Francis University is reflected in the descriptions of the World Languages Spanish major and minor, as well as the other language minors, which aim to provide life enrichment through a liberal arts curriculum. The curricular objectives of the World Languages Spanish major and minor, and the other language minors, are consistent with those of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Modern Language Association of America.

  • SFU offers two Spanish majors: a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in Spanish/Secondary Education. All Spanish majors are required to study abroad; the length of time is determined according to which of the majors the student chooses as well as the student’s linguistic competency.
  • SFU currently offers three Spanish minors: a minor in Spanish, a minor in Spanish for Health Sciences, and a minor in Spanish for Law Enforcement.
  • SFU currently offers several other World Language minors: an ASL minor, a French Cultural Studies minor, a Global Cultures and Languages minor, an Italian Cultural Studies minor, and a World Languages minor.

All World Languages minors require a study abroad or immersion experience.

Students interested in any of the World Languages programs of study should consult the appropriate sections of this catalog.


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