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Foreign Languages, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Juan Carlos Martín
Office: Duffy Academic Center 244
Phone: 508-565-1243

The major in Foreign Languages combines the study of two of the following Foreign Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish and requires the completion of ten courses.


  • Students will be able to communicate effectively in a foreign language in both oral and written forms.
  • Students will appreciate and understand a foreign culture, its values and institutions, including relevant aspects of history, art and geography.
  • Students will learn the linguistic, cultural, aesthetic, and critical contributions of foreign literatures.

Complete Six Primary Language Courses (300-Level or Above)

Taken in the student’s primary foreign language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish)

Complete Four Secondary Language Courses

Taken in the student’s secondary foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, or Spanish). At least two of the courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Study Abroad Requirement

All majors in French, Spanish, and Foreign Languages are required to spend a semester abroad in an approved program of study or in one of the international internships sponsored by Stonehill College.

Students may transfer three courses taken abroad to the major. Additional foreign language courses will count as general electives.

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