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Languages, Literature and Communication Studies
Dr. Ginny Lewis, Chair
Technology Center 249
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2404
E-mail: Mary Kost
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Department of Languages, Literature and Communication Studies

In an increasingly connected world, knowing a foreign language is valuable for careers in government, the sciences, the armed forces, travel and tourism, the media, education, international business and more.


Modern language studies at Northern give students the opportunity to become proficient in the three most-studied foreign languages: German, French and Spanish.


Courses in English and linguistics provide students with a solid foundation for a variety of careers by preparing them to read, think and write critically. Courses prepare students for careers in business, publishing, journalism, education and government service as well as for professional schools and graduate studies.


Courses in speech communication develop skills in the understanding and practice of communication – skills needed for positions in education, business, industry and government service. They also prepare students for professional school and graduate studies.