World Languages

Department of World Languages

The department of World Languages offers courses in Spanish (major, minor), French (minor), German, and Arabic.

Students with interest in international business, international relations, careers in the health professions, nursing, global studies, ethnic studies, or criminal justice among others are strongly encouraged to take language courses.

Language courses also fulfill different LASC requirements, such as ”Thought, Language, and Culture” (TLC), “Global Perspectives” (GP), “Diversity Across the Curriculum” (DAC), “Writing Across the Curriculum” (WAC); or “Creative Arts” (CA).

Café Babel

“Café Babel” is a weekly coffee-hour open to all speakers of a foreign language, whether students, faculty or staff. Guests can converse in a relaxed setting while enjoying a cup of coffee/tea/hot cocoa, dessert, and good company.

Coffee and desserts are free, provided by the Department of World Languages.

Café Babel is hold in SUL310 (Faculty Lounge)

Arabic Faculty

Ana Perez-Manrique, Department Chair, Associate Professor (2006), B.A. Universidad de Malaga, Spain; M.A. University of South Carolina; Ph.D. Florida State University

French Faculty

Judith Jeon-Chapman, Professor (1993), B.A. College of St. Benedict; M.A., Ph.D. University of Washington

Ana Perez-Manrique, Department Chair, Associate Professor (2006), B.A. Universidad de Malaga, Spain; M.A. University of South Carolina; Ph.D. Florida State University

Spanish Faculty

Antonio Guijarro-Donadios, Assistant Professor (2014), B.A. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; M.A. Salford University, England; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Judith Jeon-Chapman, Professor (1993), B.A. College of St. Benedict; M.A., Ph.D. University of Washington

Elizabeth Osborne, Assistant Professor (2016), B.A. The George Washington University; M.A. Universidad de Chile; Ph.D. Stony Brook University

Ana Perez-Manrique, Department Chair, Associate Professor (2006), B.A. Universidad de Malaga, Spain; M.A. University of South Carolina; Ph.D. Florida State University

Naida Saavedra, Assistant Professor (2016), B.A. Universidad de Zulia, Venezuela; M.A., Ph.D. Florida State University

World Languages Courses

WL-101 Beginning World Language

LASC Categories: GP

Beginnin level I instruction in world languages that are not otherwise offered by the Department of Languages and Literature.

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

WL-102 Beginning World Language II

LASC Categories: GP

Prerequisites: WL-101 or equivalent. Anyone with 2+ years of language exposure should enroll in this course or higher.

Beginning level II instruction in world languages that are not otherwise offered by the Department of Languages and Literature.

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

WL-191 Special Topics in World Language

An introductory level course in a world language covering linguistic issues, socio-historical or cultural aspects, or current or specialized topics. Course may be taught in English.

Every year. 3 Credits

WL-210 Intermediate World Language I

Prerequisites: WL-102

Intermediate level I instruction in world languages that are not otherwise offered by the Department of Languages and Literature.

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

WL-211 Intermediate World Language II

Prerequisites: WL-210

Intermediate level II instruction in world languages that are not otherwise offered by the Department of Languages and Literature.

Other or on demand. 3 Credits

WL-408 Directed Study: World Languages

Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.

3 Credits