Foreign Languages

The Department of Languages offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. A semester of study abroad or an internship abroad is required for a major and a minor. The department also offers language courses in German, Italian and French.


The Department of Languages offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. A semester of study abroad or an internship abroad is required for a major and a minor. This requirement is usually satisfied during the junior year in either the fall or spring semester, but it may also be satisfied through an immersion program directed by the language department. Under the guidance of a faculty member and approval of the department, an individualized study abroad program is tailored to meet the needs of the student. Stritch students have studied abroad in France, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Columbia, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

The objectives of language studies are to enable students to communicate effectively through development of skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language, as well as to understand and appreciate the values of cultures and worldviews that differ from their own. Foreign language study increases students’ awareness of their own values and beliefs.  Classes in literature and civilization acquaint students with the masterpieces in the foreign culture.