About the Modern Languages and Cultures Curriculum
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) is firmly grounded in the College of Arts and Sciences as an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum. Designed for a multicultural world, the Modern Language curriculum makes literary and cultural events integral to a program that focuses on sound foreign-language skills, international literacy, and cross-cultural knowledge.
The study of foreign languages and cultures is a necessary component of students’ general education. Knowledge of cultural diversity, global awareness, and the ability to communicate in languages other than one’s own are valuable assets in today’s globalized world.
The major/minor in Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hartford constitutes a flexible, interdisciplinary program. A B.A. in MLC with concentration in Spanish, French, or Italian can be easily combined with many disciplines offered at U of H. Major requirements may, with departmental approval, be adjusted to respond to individual students’ interests and needs.
Complementing majors in MLC with a major in other fields such as, but not limited to, Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, International Studies, and Sociology enhances students’ potential in an international job market.
In addition to courses conducted in the host language (Spanish, French, German or Italian), the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures also offers a variety of courses focused on foreign cultures that are taught in English and open to all university students.
Students pursuing an MLC major at the University of Hartford can count on a committed and easily accessible faculty, a variety of teaching styles, and advanced technological resources (smart classrooms and computer labs), all of which will make their university education a full experience, and enable them to enter careers in international relations, teaching, public policy, law, foreign service, business and more.
Opportunities to study and live abroad are available for students through the International Office of the university (Please visit: http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/intcenter/studyabroad