World Languages and Cultures
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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Pilar Pinar, Chair
Hall Memorial Building, Room S233A
We live in a global community that daily grows more interconnected. Studying the language and literature of another culture helps us understand and appreciate that culture's world view, as well as giving us new insights into our own culture. The Department offers a major and minor in Spanish. Through the Self-Directed Major Program, students have the option of working closely with the Department to design a unique major course of study with a foreign languages or cultures emphasis. If you're interested in foreign languages and other areas, such as business or science, a double major in a foreign language combined with another discipline is not only possible, but is encouraged regardless of whether you want to pursue higher education or employment.
Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society
Gallaudet has a chapter of the national foreign language honor society, Phi Sigma Iota. To qualify for admission, students must have an overall degree grade average of "B" and an average of "B+" or higher in all foreign language courses. Students do not have to major in a foreign language but must have enrolled in at least two advanced courses using texts in the foreign language.
Declaring a Major
Requirements for Admission to a Major in the Department of World Languages and Cultures requires only the signature of the department chair.
Undergraduate Majors and Minors offered: