MC

Mississippi College

Modern Languages

Modern Languages

Department of Modern Languages

Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts

  • Foreign Language and International Trade
  • French
  • International Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Spanish

Contact

Beth Stapleton, Chair
601.925.7664
stapleto@mc.edu

Department Site

The Department of Modern Languages offers advanced study in French, Chinese, German, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese and Latin, as well as a program in International Studies and a program in Foreign Language and International Trade. Whatever program of study you choose, you will experience in-depth exposure to a culture, language and literature other than your own. You will also develop the skills and knowledge to read, understand and communicate effectively in your second language. Meanwhile, courses in business, politics and history place language and cultural understanding in context.

All students in the Department of Modern Languages are encouraged to spend at least one semester studying abroad. Study abroad offers the opportunity to elevate language skills to a new level, by interacting with native speakers in their own culture.

Choose Your Focus

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language and International Trade

The curriculum includes 36 credit hours in a modern language, along with 18 credit hours of business courses.

Bachelor of Arts in French

To complete the major in French, students must complete 24 credit hours of French courses above the 202 level.

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

The curriculum includes 18 credit hours in the same modern language, along with 30 credit hours in international studies.

Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages

The degree in Modern Languages requires 21 credit hours in one language and 15 credit hours in a second language.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

The curriculum includes 18 credit hours in the same modern language, along with 30 credit hours in international studies.

TESOL/ELL Certificate Program

This interdisciplinary program includes courses in linguistics, culture, communication and teacher education, drawing on the resources of several departments. The curriculum is designed to help students develop the unique skills needed to teach English as a second language.

The MC Experience

The Department of Modern Languages offers students a window into a world beyond their own. Language brings with it the potential to transform communities and lives. Successful students find themselves better able to communicate across cultures and break down traditional barriers, enabling them to make a bigger impact in the business world or serve those in need through international mission work. The Department of Modern Languages also offers study in classical languages, giving students a look into the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome.

How You’ll Learn

Develop your fluency with state-of-the-art digital media in the Gowin Language Lab, a complete language learning center that makes language acquisition a little easier.

Take advantage of exchange programs with Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany; Federal University of Paraiba in Joao Pessoa, Brazil; and Montpellier University II in Montpellier, France. Study abroad at The British Studies Consortium; the Austrian Studies Program at Salzburg College, Austria; the University of Alicante, Spain; or Veritus University in Costa Rica. Or, sign up for our summer programs in France and Spain.

Language classes are taught by native speakers, giving students the edge when they begin testing out their language skills abroad.

Small classes offer more one-on-one attention from instructors and gives each student more opportunities to participate in the discussion.

Modern Languages students also gain real-world experience through internship programs. Our students have taught English in France, utilized their language and business skills overseas, interned with the Mississippi Development Authority, and worked with local businesses.

What You’ll Do

Participate in Iota Lambda Delta, our student chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the honorary foreign language society for high-performing students.

Where You’ll Go

Recent Graduates

Our recent graduates are pursuing additional study at the University of Alabama, the University of Mississippi, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, St. Andrews University, Louisiana State University and Auburn University; others are attending graduate school internationally in Germany and China. Some are teaching, helping others learn second languages. One works at Univision Network in Miami; another is employed by the FBI in Washington, DC. Others are serving Christ through international mission work.

Outstanding Alumni

Stephanie Coker is a Professor at the University of Mississippi. Katrina Taylor Pace has lived and worked abroad and currently teaches in MC’s School of Business. Other alums are involved in international missions. Adam Murray is employed with the Mississippi Development Authority.