Christine Garst-Santos, Interim Department Head
Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies
Wagner Hall 121, Box 2275
The Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies provides proficiency-oriented instruction in second languages, literatures, civilizations and cultures, as well as a variety of courses on Global Studies, in many cases in conjunction with other departments on campus. The Department offers bachelor degrees and minors in French Studies, German, Global Studies, and Spanish, but it does not offer advanced degrees. However, the Department does provide graduate level courses in all its major areas as needed.
The Department provides students the best possible preparation for their future careers in any field. Whether students are taking courses to fulfill a humanities requirement, complete a minor, or obtain a major, they will leave the Department with proficiency in the target language, intercultural competency, and critical thinking skills. In addition, the Department follows a strong tradition of service within the community, the State of South Dakota, and beyond. Faculty in the Department combine strong teaching and service experience with research and scholarship in related disciplines, including cultural and film studies, literature, linguistics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Marie-Pierre Baggett, Professor
Molly Enz, Associate Professor
Maria Ramos-Garcia, Professor
Eckhard Rolz, Professor