welcome to the department of
languages, cultures and communication
Our world is one interconnected global community. Through a deeper understanding of languages, cultures and communication, you will develop tools that are in demand. Whether you enter the workforce or pursue further education, you will follow in the footsteps of Lumberjacks who have traveled the world and excelled in law, hospitality, international business, education and countless other fields.
Areas of Study
SFA offers a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages with concentrations in French, German or Spanish. Those languages, along with Portuguese, can serve as concentrations for a minor as well. Any of our languages can be combined for a dual language concentration. To learn more, select your desired language.
DR. JOYCE JOHNSTON HELPS STUDENTS OPEN DOORS WITH LANGUAGE
New people, ideas and cultures are all waiting to be explored. French and other modern languages provide life-changing opportunities. Dr. Joyce Johnston’s students have traveled the French-speaking world for educational trips, study-abroad programs and internships.
What language do bears speak?
As a class project in her invented languages course at SFA, Lindsey Antonini developed a language for bears called Arktosk. Her work garnered a mention in the New York Times article "Create Your Own Language, For Credit."
After graduating from SFA with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in linguistics in 2012, Antonini commenced doctoral studies in linguistics.
Lindsey Antonini, Class of 2012
At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.
Travel & Study Abroad
Both modern languages and communication studies offer opportunities for students to study abroad and complete international internships. The department organizes ongoing programs in Spain, Costa Rica, Brazil, Germany, France, Canada and India. Living and working in other countries and cultures broadens the perspective of our students far beyond what can be found in textbooks.
Meet Our Students
As part of the Freshman Leadership Academy, Shelby was chosen to travel to Romania for a service learning trip to host a day camp for orphans. She now is an FLA student instructor.
My intercultural communication class taught me the value of communicating efficiently with people across all cultures. This has helped me build relationships with colleagues around the world.
Carl Davis Jr.
At SFA, I learned that diversity initiatives can create closer ties among employees and the community. These ties can create market growth opportunities and deepen community loyalty.
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Dugas Liberal Arts North
P.O. Box 13042, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
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