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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Rutgers University
Armitage Hall, 311 N. 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6136

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We R Arts and Sciences: Asiha Grigsby

Asiha Grigsby"I was initially drawn to the prestigious name of Rutgers, and ended up falling in love with the small, intimate Camden campus and the collaborative style of the international public service and development program," Says Asiha Grigsby, a recent graduate of the MPA program. Read more ...

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Majors & Minors

A major in French, German, or Spanish is a liberal arts major with the added benefit of communicative skills in an important language. Students majoring in French, German, or Spanish, develop an understanding of another culture, a heightened understanding of how languages function and how they shape our minds and our world, and an ability to speak, read, write, and understand a  language with millions of speakers and a vital social and economic role in the increasingly globalized world and the increasingly multi-cultural United States. A foreign language major is an excellent preparation for a variety of business careers, for graduate and professional programs (including law school), for teaching careers at various levels, and for life as an educated and enlightened citizen of the world.

A minor in French, German, or Spanish can enhance almost any major, adding language skills and the other benefits of a language major to a degree in another field.