Languages and Culture Studies
Within the Languages and Culture Studies program you can pursue a B.A. degree in French, Classics, Spanish, World Languages, or K-12 Teacher Certification in French or Spanish. Minors in French, Greek, Latin, and Spanish are also available.By providing insights into the linguistic, cultural, and intellectual lives of other peoples, language study and the investigation of foreign literatures and cultures foster in the student a broader, more informed perspective on the world.
About the Program
Students pursuing a major or a minor in Languages and Culture Studies will study linguistic structures, develop audio-lingual and writing ability, become familiar with literary texts, develop analytical abilities, and gain an appreciation of cultures and traditions different from their own.
The program is open to any student with an interest in language, literature, or linguistics.
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- Adapting to Change
To prepare yourself for a career in the globalized environment of the twenty-first century.
- Global Awareness
To succeed in a multicultural and increasingly multilingual world, interdisciplinary work, i.e., studying a foreign language, is more important than ever.
- Communication Skills
To improve and provide confidence in language and communication skills, including English vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, as well as writing and speaking.
- Global Awareness, Communication Skills
To have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or in the summer and
communicate daily in another language.
- Critical Thinking
To study and translate a foreign language means to be able to engage in critical thinking and cross intellectual borders
The program consists of three separate sections: Spanish, French, and Classics. Students are able to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Languages and Culture Studies in the following concentrations:
Minor in French, Ancient Greek, Latin or Spanish
To view the curriculum, you’ll use the web program, Degree Works. This program is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.
Access your portal for Degree Works, then look for the “what if” option to explore the various paths towards degree completion. Click the button below for instructional viodes on how to use Degree Works:
Prospective First Year or Transfer Students
Use the button below:
How to Use Degree Works Equivalency
- At the next page you are prompted with three (3) options. Select the one that says “continue without signing in.”
- Respond to each prompt using the pull-down menu in the center of the page. [Please be patient. It may take a few seconds for the system to process your request. If you see a NO symbol, you need to wait a moment!]
- Enrollment dates (Choose intended semester attending)
- Intended level (Choose “undergraduate”)
- What degree you will pursue? (Choose “Bachelor of Arts”)
- What is your intended major? (Choose “Languages and Culture Studies”)
- What is your intended concentration? (Choose your intended concentration)
- What is your intended minor? (Choose “none” or select one - it is not required). For Language minors, select "French," "Greek," "Latin," or "Spanish."
- For prospective students, choose “I’m all done" button.
- For transfer students, use the “class” button to see how courses already taken fit into the Stockton degree path.
- You will see an overview of the degree you have selected, including all requirements.
- At the bottom of the screen, you could save or print the worksheet.
To view the Course Schedule by term, click here.
See the Catalog of Courses for complete descriptions of course offerings.
For detailed curriculum information, please refer to the Academic Bulletin.
Students from all majors can earn a minor in French, Ancient Greek, Latin, or Spanish.
Requirements for French, Latin and Greek Minors
Five LANG-acronym courses for students entering at the Beginning II or a higher level of French, Latin or Greek (ancient or modern). This requirement does not include any beginning LANG I course.
- Transfer students with college credit in French, Latin, or Greek will be entering
at the appropriate level of language instruction. A minimum of one 3000-level course
taught in the target language must be completed at Stockton to satisfy the 20-credit
requirement for a language minor. All the required courses for the minor must be completed
in the same language. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward
Requirements for Spanish Minors
Students from all majors can earn a minor in Spanish. The requirements are as follows: Five LANG-acronym courses for students entering at the Intermediate I or a higher level of Spanish.
- Transfer students with college credit in Spanish will be entering at the appropriate level of language instruction. A minimum of one 3000 level course taught in the target language must be completed at Stockton to satisfy the 20-credit requirement for a language minor. All the required courses for the minor must be completed in the same language. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward the minor.
Languages and Culture Studies Faculty
Katherine Panagakos, Assistant Professor of Classics; AFGLC Professor of Greek Culture
David Roessel, Professor of Greek Language and Literature; Associate Director, The Pappas Center for Hellenic Studies
Languages and Culture Studies Adjunct Faculty
Students majoring in specific languages are able to combine their studies with Education for public school teaching certification. In 1996, the State of New Jersey incorporated a World Language Education Program in its Core Curriculum Content Standards and Frameworks for K- 12 students. The need for professionally trained teachers of foreign languages is critical and will increase in the future.
A major in Spanish also prepares students for graduate school. Combined with other majors, study in modern languages, at least at the level of the minor, can increase employment potential in many fields, especially within the greater metropolitan areas of the United States and in fields that involve working in different countries or branches of business.
During their junior or senior year, students are encouraged to pursue study abroad
and internship opportunities, such as the Washington Internship program. Further information
can be found on the University’s Office of Global Engagement website.
Our language lounge is open to all students taking language classes. The lounge provides you with a quiet space for study, tutoring, and small group work.
Latin Day 2022 was a great success! Thank you to all of the schools who joined us this year. Read more about Latin Day 2022 on Stockton News.
Latin Day 2023 is tentatively scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2023!
Haitian Poem Translation
In the fall of 2022, Associate Professor Kory Olson’s Advanced French students partnered with Montclair State University’s Digital Commons to translate 19th-century Haitian poems.
According to the Commons, the collection sought to highlight the many literary luminaries whose works about freedom were obscured during their revolution for independence. In translating these poems, the Commons hopes to make them more accessible to modern audiences.
Below are the poems that his students in LANG 3230 translated, which are now live on Montclair’s Digital Commons website.
- Marley Bingham – “Fleurs et Pleurs / Flowers and Tears” by Charles Séguy-Villevaleix
- Luka Buncic – “Midi tropical / Noon in the Tropics” by Duraciné Vaval
- Narcisse Cortez-Lopez – “Soleil couchant / Sunset” by Christian Werleigh
- Ann Delva – “A la belle-de-nuit / To the Beauty of the Night” by Ignace Nau
- Emma French – “L'Attente / The Wait” by Damoclès Vieux
- Olivia Ponzio – “Matin de printemps / Spring Morning” by Ida Faubert
- Monica Rodriguez-Escobar – “Rêve jaune / Yellow Dream” by Edmond Laforest
- Dylan Viet – “A un ami / To a Friend” by Coriolan Ardouin