The Department of Modern Languages offers language and cultural study courses in Chinese, French, German, Latin and Spanish. In today's global economy, it is increasingly important for individuals to learn a second or third language and be educated about cultures outside their own. Languages are extremely useful in business, industry, commerce, civil service, law, library science, media, science, economics, health and social sciences.
The Spanish B.A. program has two tracks: the Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) Track and the International Language and Culture for the Professions (ILCP) Track. The French program offers courses in advanced language, linguistics, literature, civilization, culture and business, all taught exclusively in French. Both the Spanish and French programs can be part of the Secondary Foreign Language Teacher Licensure Program. The department also offers minors in Chinese Studies, French, Spanish, and linguistics. The master's program in Spanish at the University of Colorado Denver offers an alternative to exclusively literary studies that traditionally lead to doctoral programs. Additionally, the Department of Modern Languages offers an undergraduate certificate in Spanish for international business for students seeking an academic credential showing that they are prepared to meet the challenges of doing business in the Spanish-speaking world.