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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Modern Languages and Culture

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Modern Languages & Cultures


Associate Professor
Dr. Jojo Lucena (Chair)

Assistant Professors
Dr. Kate Bonin
Dr. Aroline Seibert Hanson

Full-time Adjunct Professors
Dr. Giorgio Galbussera
Ms. Gabriela Segal

Adjunct Professors
Aura de Baki
Toshiko Bell
Elisa Clewis
Melanie R. Drolsbaugh
Dr. Stella Gevorgyan-Ninness
Shuchen Huang
Dr. Pilar L. Maravi
Sophie Rivara-Lipschutz
Li-Hsueh Tsa


Bachelor of Arts in French Studies (a Majors Abroad Program)
Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies (a Majors Abroad Program)
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Cultural Studies
(a Majors Abroad Program)

French, Spanish, German, Italian, Linguistics

Coursework in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, and Russian

Pathways to Study Abroad in Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages has a unique and vital role to play in preparing students to study abroad. The ability to speak the language and to appreciate the cultural life of another nation greatly enhances the experience. The Department actively encourages all students to plan to study abroad as part of their academic programs.

Academic year, semester and summer programs are available. Most language majors take advantage of study abroad to enhance their command of language and culture.

Students who plan to study abroad generally do so in the junior year, after completing their Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and acquiring basic knowledge of the foreign language they are studying. Students can stay for one or two semesters and take courses for their major. Any course completed abroad in the local language counts toward a major or minor, provided it is not a repetition of a course taken in Glenside. Locations for study include Toledo, Granada, Mallorca Barcelona, Mexico, Chile, and Cuba for Spanish; Rome, Florence, Perugia, Syracuse, and Lecce for Italian, and Paris for French.

In addition to language courses, students can select courses from literature, culture, cinema, history, political science, economics, philosophy and other disciplines. Study in other countries also can be arranged. Visit the Arcadia University website for more information.

Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Department Chair and the Associate Dean of International Affairs.




      American Sign Language

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