About the Department of Foreign Languages
The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Program in French and in Spanish. The B.A. programs are intended to produce graduates who are bilingual, bicultural and bi-literate for the Tallahassee community and surrounding area, the entire State of Florida, and the nation. The structure of the programs place emphasis on competence and competitiveness so that graduates will be successful in graduate study, professional schools, and in the global economic marketplace. Students will be competent in the language and knowledgeable of the literature and culture of the target areas.
The Department provides instruction, advising, and experiential opportunities for students in an environment promoting scholarship, critical thinking, free inquiring, creativity, and clear communication. We challenge students to develop standards for ethical engagement with the world of discourse, fostering knowledge about how all texts acquire meaning and power in changing historical contexts. The Department of Foreign Languages is also committed to cultural diversity by means of its course offerings, special programs, and recruitment efforts.