Your understanding of other languages and cultures makes you a more informed citizen and can provide you with a marketable skill.
As a Department of Modern Languages graduate, you will:
Your coursework will be broad and diverse and will supplement any graduate degree well. The immediate goal of taking second language course work is to develop your proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as culture of a foreign country.
In an increasingly multicultural world, graduates proficient in a second or third language are sought after by employers in most industries. Our grads are at work in education, government, business, social services, healthcare and many other fields.
VERMILLION, S.D. – Laura Vidler, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics, earned the Richard and Sharon Cutler Faculty Awards in Liberal Arts presented annually to faculty who advance liberal arts education through teaching and research over a three-year span.