College of Liberal Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
The Mount offers majors in French, German and Spanish as well as an interdisciplinary, self-designed major in Classical Studies and a minor in Latin. Courses in Greek and Italian are also offered.
Through coursework, campus activities and extensive opportunities for foreign study, students come to understand the social structure, politics, psychology, literature, history, world view, art and religion of other societies. Students improve on creative and analytical skills, strengthen memory, increase the ability to speak and write in their native language, and cultivate their intellect to gain a broader understanding of truth.
International business, diplomacy, education and healthcare are just some of the career opportunities open to those proficient in a foreign language. Even more important are the cultural benefits of a deeper awareness of different ways of thought and expression. Communicating in a foreign language means becoming literate in another culture rather than merely learning to decipher a code.
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department
308 Bradley • 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Md. 21727
Phone: (301) 447-5322
Fax: (301) 447-5806