Undergraduate Studies

Majors and Minors

The Department of Modern Languages offers majors and minors in French and Spanish as well as language study in Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian and Latin.

Majors in French and Spanish must also take an Oral Proficiency Interview in their last semester.  Information can be found here.

Form needed for Service Learning in Spanish.

Departmental Policies regarding transfer credit, minimum grades, the OPI, etc. are found here.

For students looking to add a second major or minor within the Modern Languages department, please download this form and see the section coordinator for the language classes you wish to enroll in.

For students looking to change their major to Spanish or French, please download this form and see the section coordinator for the language classes you wish to enroll in.

The Department also works closely with the College of Education for foreign language teaching licensure and the Honors College (click here for DML Honors Project guidelines).

The BCAS Language Requirement and Placement Testing

Study Abroad

The Department offers summer study abroad in France and Spain.

  • Summer Program in Le Mans, France.  See student's slide show about her experience.  Contact Dr. Adamowicz for more information.
  • Summer Program in Valladolid, Spain.  Click here for more information about the Spain DISSTA program.
  • Enjoy this video on Studying Abroad, made by students Sarah Kent and Elias Nine!

Semester and year-long study abroad is available through the
Office of International Programs

Honor Societies

The department has chapters of two national honor socieites:

  • PI DELTA PHI, the national French Honor Society
  • SIGMA DELTA PI, the national Spanish Honor Society

For more information, please contact the department.

Graduate Studies

The Department offers a Master's Degree in Spanish.  We also offer course work for graduate students in the College of Education for who are planning a career in teaching.  For more information, please contact Dr. Parizad Dejbord-Sawan.

French Invasion

Since 2008, each fall, students in Dr. Adamowicz-Hariasz’ French classes have a chance to spend the entire class period to chat in French with high school students from France who come to Akron area for 10 days on an exchange program with Hoban High School.  Organized by Fabrice Robarday, a social studies teacher and a former participant in the Franco-American Teacher in Training Institute (http://www.uakron.edu/education/community-engagement/fatiti/)  that Dr. Adamowicz co-directs, the exchange is highly successful in establishing contacts and lasting friendships between students, schools and teachers.