Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The study of modern languages provides students intensive language, culture and literature classes with experienced professors, opportunities for intercultural learning, engaging cultural events, target-language conversation tables and the opportunity to broaden their cultural horizons with a study-abroad experience. Modern languages majors may earn internationally recognized certificates in oral proficiency from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, a value-added credential positioning them for the workplace or graduate study.

Camille Bethea

Meet Dr. Camille Bethea ’91

Dr. Camille Bethea, professor of Spanish and coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, loves teaching first-year students and majors and sharing her love of travel and civic engagement with them.

Valerie Soto ’23

Meet Valerie Soto ’23

Valerie Soto, who majored in Chinese, studied in Taiwan through the Critical Language Scholarship program after graduation. Soto is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Chinese at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Recent graduates in modern languages are working with:

Apple Inc.
Forsythe Immigration Law
Fulbright Foundation in Taiwan
Greenville News
Jiaoton University in Xi’an, China
Middlebury College
Naval Audit Service
Peace Corps
Teach for America
U.S. Foreign Service

Modern languages students have completed post-graduate studies at:

America University
Charleston School of Law
Emory University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Medical University of South Carolina
Middlebury College
New York University
Oxford University in England (Rhodes Scholar)
University of Miami
Wake Forest University