Undergraduate Majors

French

Samford French majors build linguistic skills and knowledge of French and Francophone cultures, history, memory, literature and film. Award winning faculty, challenging courses and international study opportunities prepare our graduates for a rich variety of careers.
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German

We offer challenging language, culture and business courses in German to help prepare students for global citizenship and the career of their choice.  Scholarships, visiting native speakers and a summer immersion program in Germany complement outstanding faculty teaching and mentoring.
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Global and Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary

The Global and Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary major is a customizable program for students interested in the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life and structures of power in a global context. It's a great choice for students called to international careers in government, business or non-profit organizations. 
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Language and World Trade

The Language and World Trade major, offered in cooperation with Samford's Brock School of Business, is a comprehensive combination of linguistic skills and essential business knowledge. Our students choose a language  and business focus and complete an international trade internship, employing language skills in a business setting. 
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Spanish

The Spanish major gives students proficiency in the oral and written language, acquaints them with Hispanic and Latino cultures, and develops their skills in cultural, literary and linguistic analysis. Our graduates are prepared for advanced degrees and the many careers that rely on a deep understanding of the Spanish language and experience in the increasingly multicultural, transnational and global contexts that define Hispanic cultures and US/Latin American relations today.
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World Languages and Literature

The World Languages and Literature major adds a literary emphasis to the courses led by our expert faculty and to the international study opportunities that give all our graduates essential skills living in different cultures. Majors choose two language and literatures to combine from French, German and Spanish.
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Undergraduate Minors

French

The French minor build linguistic skills and knowledge of French and Francophone cultures, history, memory, literature and film.
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German

The German language minor offers outstanding support for students called to careers in business and science.
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Spanish

The Spanish minor is an ideal choice for students called to careers in business, ministry, health care or any other profession that is engaged with  Hispanic and Latino cultures in the U.S. and abroad.
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World Languages and Cultures

The World Languages and Cultures minor allows students in any discipline to enhance their major and general education language requirements with six world language courses at any level.
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Other Programs

Samford's Critical Languages Program (CLP) offers less commonly taught yet highly relevant languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Thai and Vietnamese. CLP courses take place mostly in the late afternoons or evenings and are available to daytime students as well as to qualified high school students and members of the community.

 

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