Jorge Garcia teaching Spanish II class
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The study of languages, literatures, and cultures has long been a cornerstone of the liberal arts tradition. Today, in the global environment of the 21st century, cultural literacy and understanding are even more critical. Our multicultural faculty members are a diverse group of specialists in their fields. Embracing innovative methods for teaching and research, they help prepare their students for the responsibilities of global citizenship.

We offer courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish and participate in study-abroad programs. In addition, our students benefit from close interactions with faculty and small class sizes.

Academic Degrees - Final entry term: Fall 2021

French (B.A.)
French Teacher Education (B.A.) 
German Teacher Education (B.A.) 
German Area Studies (B.A.) 
Italian Studies (B.A.) 

Spanish (B.A.)

Spanish Teacher Education (B.A.)

Students currently enrolled in the above majors will be supported through completion of their degree. (For degree requirements, please refer to the Ithaca College catalog for the year in which you declared this major.) For those interested in teaching, learn about IC’s “Teach in 5” program.

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