Modern Languages


Department
Members
Jean-Paul Grimaud, Chair; Solange Henderson, Curtis Schafer
 




The objectives of the department are to develop competence in the ability to understand, speak, read, and write a foreign language and to provide through the knowledge of foreign languages a deepened understanding and appreciation of the literature and culture of other people.
 
Walla Walla College is a member of the Adventist Colleges Abroad consortium. Foreign language majors who have not had residence in a country in which their language is spoken are required to spend their sophomore or junior year abroad. Language minors are required to spend a minimum of one full quarter (11 weeks/16 credits) of study abroad at the intermediate level. Academic credit will be granted for these studies so that a student may be able to complete a full college year abroad. Prospective ACA students must have completed one year of college French, German, or Spanish or the equivalent with a grade-point average of 3.00. Applicants should consult with their major professors, the modern language department, and the Registrar prior to enrollment.
 
Majors and minors are offered in French, German, and Spanish.
 
A student planning to teach should confer with his assigned academic adviser and with the School of Education and Psychology in regard to certification and teaching credentials.
 
With the expansion of the global economy, new horizons are opening up in international politics, environmental issues, technology and culture. Strong language and cross-cultural skills give students of language a powerful advantage for meeting the opportunities this changing world offers to them. The ability to communicate in a foreign language and the acquaintance with a foreign culture should be part of the background of educated persons, particularly those with a sense of world mission. Therefore, the Department of Modern Languages strongly believes that all the students would benefit from taking a foreign language and invites them to do so.
 



The department
offers these
degrees and
majors.

Degrees
* MAJOR IN FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH (Bachelor of Arts)
* MAJOR IN FRENCH
* MAJOR IN GERMAN
* MAJOR IN SPANISH
* MINOR IN FRENCH, GERMAN or SPANISH



Courses
* FRENCH (FREN)
* GERMAN (GRMN)
* SPANISH (SPAN)
* GENERAL (MDLG)