Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Foreign Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Address:

Virginia Tech Professional MBA Program

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

United States

Phone:

1-540-231-6536

Fax:

1-540-231-3714

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Foreign Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Foreign Languages, Cultures and Literature's is designed to meet the needs of students seeking academic and other professional careers in contexts that require intercultural competency as well as a specialized knowledge of Spanish and/or French. We offer tracks in Hispanic Studies, French & Francophone Studies, and a Multilingual Track that allows students to combine French with Spanish, or either of these languages with German.

Our MA curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning. Course work may include areas such as cultural studies, cinema, art history, translation, linguistics and business. Our graduate students receive a solid foundation in the cultures and literatures of their language of study.  Hispanic studies classes cover Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spanish-speaking immigrant cultures in North America. French and Francophone classes cover France as well as French-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, and other French immigrant cultures of the Americas. We stress the acquisition and development of analytical thinking based on a range of critical approaches. These skills prepare students to work independently in a variety of settings.

This masters degree program is ideal for teachers of secondary-level Spanish and French, those planning to work in international environments, those interested in teaching French or Spanish at a community college or as a university instructor, or those considering doctoral studies at other universities. A limited number of teaching assistantships may be available, and are awarded on a competitive basis. The Graduate School of Virginia Tech offers information other financial aid options.

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

International Student Requirements:

If the applicant's native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper) or 250 (computer-based) or 100 (IBT) is required. For visa and immigration requirements, see www.grads.vt.edu

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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