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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures classrooms in South Foundation Hall recently received technological upgrades that will support collaborative learning and prepare students for careers.

“The world is evolving because of technological advances and higher education needs to keep pace,” says Jennifer Law-Sullivan, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. “We’re also hoping to commission original artwork from students from the Studio Art Program to create murals and other pieces for the walls that will reflect the languages and cultures that we study.”

Those languages include undergraduate degrees in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish; and courses in Arabic, Hebrew and Italian.

“These updated classrooms will provide our students with the best possible collaborative learning environments,” says Dr. Law-Sullivan, which will grant the students the best possible learning outcomes.

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers study abroad or exchange programs with partner universities around the world.

A five-year secondary teaching education and certification program (STEP) is available for elementary teaching majors or minors in French, German, Japanese, Spanish or Chinese (only available as a minor) languages. Also, students may obtain translation certificates in a language of their choice.

For more information about degrees and programs offered in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, please visit

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