May 24, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

International Language and Culture Studies


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Department of International Language and Culture Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836 ~ www.ipfw.edu/ilcs/

French

The Department of International Language and Culture Studies offers majors in French for the B.A. and B.A. with teaching certification, a minor and a teaching minor in French, and study-abroad opportunities. An Associate of Arts with a concentration in French, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, is described in Part 5  of this Bulletin.

German

The Department of International Language and Culture Studies offers majors in German for the B.A. and the B.A. with teacher certification, a minor and a teaching minor in German, and study abroad opportunities. The department offers similar programs in French and Spanish, and limited courses in other languages. An Associate of Arts with a concentration in German, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, is described in Part 5  of this Bulletin.

German is the language of a major culture and will be increasingly important in the context of rapid change in Europe early in the 21st century. German-speaking countries influence the arts, journalism, medicine, philosophy, politics, technology, and the world economy. Students with interests in business or international studies are encouraged to learn German. The Department of International Language and Culture Studies offers a full curriculum, including German culture, language, and literature. A major in German may be combined with a major in another field, a business minor, or a teaching certificate. With a major in German and a degree, in particular a B.A., you may continue your education in languages or expand into other fields at a graduate school, or you may pursue a career in business or teaching.

Study Abroad

Both majors and nonmajors are encouraged to study abroad. For those who wish to study German, Indiana University administers and cosponsors an academic-year program in Freiburg, a semester program in Freiburg, and a summer program in Graz (Austria). 

Spanish

The Department of International Language and Culture Studies offers majors in Spanish for the B.A. and B.A. with teaching certification, a minor and a teaching minor in Spanish, and study abroad opportunities as well as similar programs in French and German and limited courses in other languages. An Associate of Arts with a concentration in Spanish, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, is described in Part 5  of this Bulletin.

Spanish is the language of nearly 300 million of the world’s people, including many millions in the United States. It is the official language of Spain as well as most of the countries of the western hemisphere. Increasingly, Spanish is a language of commercial, cultural, and political importance in the world. The Department of International Language and Culture Studies offers a full curriculum in the culture, language, and literature of Latin America and Spain. A major in Spanish may be combined with a major in another field, a business minor, or a teaching certificate. With a major in Spanish and a degree, in particular a B.A., you may continue your education in languages or expand into other fields at a graduate school, or you may pursue a career in business or teaching.

Study Abroad

Both majors and nonmajors are encouraged to study abroad. For those who wish to study Spanish, Indiana University administers and cosponsors an academic-year program in Madrid, Spain; semester programs in Spain (Alicante, Madrid, and Seville) and Chile (Santiago); and summer programs in Spain (Salamanca) and Mexico (Cuernavaca and Guanajuato).

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