Majors: Spanish • French
At Capital, choose French or Spanish as your major or minor, and take introductory courses in German, Latin and Russian.
what you'll learn
As a World Languages and Cultures major, you'll learn to view yourself as global citizens while also realizing your vocational goals. We'll help you communicate competently, speaking, reading and writing in the target language, and appreciating cultural diversity.
Capital University’s membership in the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) allows students to study in 17 different countries. These programs offer a selection of courses in a target language. Capital is also affiliated with Central College’s intensive language programs in Austria, France, Germany and Spain.
The French and Spanish majors include a wide range of courses in language, literature, culture, civilization and linguistics. Double majors and minors are encouraged for those who want to make themselves more marketable in careers such as business, international trade, international relations, law, government and social work. You'll also be encouraged to study abroad.
At Capital, we don't let our classes get too big. You'll learn in an environment where your professors will know who you are and work individually with you to develop your strengths and confidence.
The department’s advanced classes offer diversification not found at many universities. Included are courses on contemporary France; French media or Spanish media; Francophone culture, with emphasis on French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean; French civilization or Hispanic culture and civilization, Latin American culture and civilization, and Cervantes and his world. Courses also delve socio-economical and gender issues.
Explore our program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.
where you'll go: CAREERS AND PLACEMENT
Our World Languages and Cultures graduates have gone on to make significant contributions in careers in international business, government service, education, business administration and social work. They're well-prepared to enter the workforce immediately after graduation, or to go on to graduate school. Here are some of the fields our graduates are employed in now:
- International Business
- Government Service
- Social Work
- International Communication