Modern Languages

The Humanities Modern Language program at Michigan Technological University is a vibrant and dynamic program, with energetic and enthusiastic instructors. Students wishing to take courses in modern languages at Michigan Tech have a choice of French, German, and Spanish. Additionally, Michigan Tech offers many opportunities for study abroad through International Programs and Services. To learn more, visit the Study Abroad website. Students may satisfy the new general education global literacy requirement by successfully completing at least one 3000 level language class in French, German or Spanish.

List of 3000 level language classes that substitute for the present university graduation requirement of UN1025: Global Issues.

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Currently, the Humanities Department offers Minors in these three languages. Please refer to the course link below for more information. Besides taking classes, students enjoy a bubbling extra-curricular life with conversation hours, a Modern Language movie night series, cooking classes and other events.

Covering a full four-year sequence, hallmarks of our modern languages programs include:

  • A focus on cultural, historical, social, and geographical perspectives at all levels
  • Specialized discourses and topics, including literary, social, economic, scientific, engineering, or buisness
  • Fourth year advance seminars in literature and film

See student experiences through our Flickr page!

Ramon A. Fonkoue

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Ramon Fonkoue
Modern Languages Program Director
Phone: (906) 487-2592