Location: Sullivan Hall 211
Simone C. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Laurent Gousie, Ph.D.
Rev. Leonard P. Hindsley, Ph.D.
Patricia M. Lawlor, Ph.D.
John B. Margenot III, Ph.D.
Giacomo A. Striuli, Ph.D.
Nuria Alonso García, Ph.D., Chairperson
Salvatore Cappelletti, Ph.D.
Roger B. Carmosino, Ph.D.
Lydia M. Barovero, Ph.D.
Alison Caplan, Ph.D.
Raymond W. Lavallée, Ph.D.
Edgar Mejía, Ph.D.
The Department of Foreign Language Studies enhances the mission of the College by offering to all Providence College students the opportunity to study foreign languages and cultures as an integral part of their liberal arts education. Knowledge of a foreign language is essential for full and active participation in the global community, an asset in every field of endeavor, and a requirement for graduate study in many disciplines.
A student may elect a major in French, Italian, or Spanish as well as a major in conjunction with the Department of Education in preparation for a career as a foreign language teacher at the secondary level. Students may choose to declare a double major, linking their language major with a major in another field, such as political science, art history, global studies, management, biology, and others. Students may elect to minor in German, French, Italian, or Spanish to complement their major field of study and thereby strengthen their employment potential. In addition, specially designed programs of language study can be created to suit the needs of individual students.
As part of its programs, the Department of Foreign Language Studies strongly encourages students to study abroad and offers advice on summer, semester, or academic-year language programs worldwide.
An online placement test is available to incoming freshmen during Summer Orientation.
Courses are conducted in the target language unless specified otherwise.