Language Labs

The Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures is an award-winning department with award-winning faculty. We specialize in teaching a wide range of communication and language courses, focusing on hands-on experiences and professional training for our approximately 150 student majors. The Department oversees state-of-the-art facilities, including the student newspaper, radio station, a TV studio, and modern production computer labs.

The Department's two Foreign Language Labs provide audio, video, language learning system, computer facilities and equipment for foreign language teaching and learning. The Lab staff assist in the preparation of instructional materials and offer training and consultation to faculty in applying new language instructional technologies. The Labs are located in Butler Building 386 and J. Knuckles Building 201.

Faculty
  • Dr. Eugenie Almeida
  • Dr. Timothy Ajani
  • Dr. Timothy Buckner
  • Dr. Jose Franco-Rodriguez
  • Prof. Deirdre Hawkins
  • Dr. Todd Frobish
  • Dr. Lenora Hayes
  • Dr. Alanna Miller
  • Prof. Joseph Ross
  • Dr. Hongbing Zhang
  • Dr. Alexandru Stana
Staff
  • Karen Andrews
  • Ray Thomas
  • Amy Justice
Part Time Faculty
  • Prof. Jose Cruz
  • Prof. Roselyn Drew
  • Prof. Darlene Johnson
  • Prof. Maria Lorenzo-Alonso
  • Prof. Susan Paschal
  • Prof. Huiqing Qu
Courses

Some of the courses that we offer include:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Film & Video Appreciation
  • PR and Advertising
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Magazine and Feature Writing
  • Health Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Research
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation & Culture
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Elementary Chinese
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Advanced Chinese
  • Elementary French
  • Intermediate French
Jobs

There is a wide range of jobs available for communication majors, including:

  • National and local TV writers and producers
  • News photographers
  • Journalists for print, electronic, and online publications
  • PR and advertising specialists
  • Crisis consultants
  • Health communication consultants
  • Event and meeting management
  • Social media coordinators
  • Community relations professionals
  • Human resources
  • Speechwriters
  • Educators

Students majoring in Spanish are prepared for many professions, including:

  • Translator
  • Court interpreter
  • Cross-cultural trainer
  • Educator
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign embassy staff
  • Foreign news editor
  • Immigration officer
  • International business
  • Linguist
  • Museum curator
  • Travel agent
  • Intelligence specialist