The study of foreign language provides an excellent means for developing greater understanding of different cultures and a valuable asset for a growing number of careers in many industries including business, healthcare, education and government service.
While proficiency in a foreign language is not required for participation in all study abroad programs, the Center for Global Education encourages the study of foreign languages abroad for the simple fact that being emersed in the culture and civilization of a foreign country is the single best way to develop fluency in their spoken language.
Marymount supports the pursuit foreign language acquisition by offering minors in French and Spanish, the requirements of which are described below. Foreign language courses in French, German, and Spanish are also offered as electives. Marymount students wishing to continue language study or to study additional languages may do so through Marymount’s membership in The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Information on scheduling and registering for courses offered by consortium member universities is available from the Marymount Registrar’s Office.
This minor offers students the opportunity to combine Marymount's upper-division French coursework along with a semester abroad, studying in the target language. Through this minor, students will be able to develop their French language skills and fluency while being immersed in French culture and civilization. The Center for Global Education maintains a list of approved French language programs from which students can choose the program that best fits their interests. The minor requires a total of 21 credits above the intermediate level. Students who wish to pursue this minor must have competency in French equivalent to completion of second-year courses, FR 201 and FR 202.
- FR 303 Contemporary French Civilization
- FR 305 Topics in French Literature
- 15 additional credits in French courses from approved study abroad program
This minor offers students the opportunity to combine Marymount's upper-division Spanish coursework with a semester abroad, studying in the target language. Through this minor, students will be able to develop their Spanish language skills and fluency while being immersed in the Hispanic culture of a Spanish speaking country. The Center for Global Education maintains a list of approved Spanish language programs throughout Spain and Latin America. Students can choose a program that best fits their interest. Students who wish to pursue this minor must have competency in Spanish equivalent to completion of second-year courses, SP 201 and SP 202.
- SP 301 Communicating in Spanish
- SP 303 Spanish Culture and Civilization
- 15 additional credits in Spanish courses from approved study abroad program