The Pfeiffer Foreign Language Department seeks to apply the necessary learning principles through creative teaching and learning and through its facilitation of service-learning, distance/Internet courses, and study-abroad. The Department also tries to accommodate students wishing to continue study of languages not currently offered. Presently, there are courses in Chinese and Spanish (minor available).
Coursework leading to a minor is available only in the Spanish language. Courses in language are normally taken for either General Education or elective credit. Although there is no specific General Education requirement in foreign language, students are encouraged to broaden their education by taking foreign languages.
With Spanish language and Hispanic culture/customs so prevalent today within the United States, and around the world, college and university graduates with proficiency in conversational Spanish and Hispanic culture/etiquette have a distinct advantage intellectually, socially and professionally. Pfeiffer University offers a minor in Spanish language. Within each required course for this minor, students will master Spanish vocabulary pertinent to their major field of study or to their career plans, as well as conversational and reading vocabulary. A minimum of 24 credit hours in mandatory and elective courses are required for the Spanish minor.
Pfeiffer University encourages all of its students to participate in overseas trips and/or study programs, especially those students studying foreign languages and cultures.
*The Spanish language minor is not available to Spanish-language natives who have completed their secondary schooling in a Spanish-language school.