Mar 05, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication

Jeana Paul-Ureña, chair
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 235
Phone: (936) 468-4303
Fax: (936) 468-2033
P.O. Box 13042, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


Regents Professor
James E. Towns (1994-95)

Joyce Johnston, Larry J. King, Jeana Paul-Ureña, Sudeshna Roy, Juan Carlos Ureña

Associate Professors
Carlos Cuadra, Linda Levitt, Gabriela Miranda-Recinos, José Neftalí Recinos, R. Tyler Spradley, Louise Stoehr

Assistant Professors
Paulo Dutra, Carrie Kennedy-Lightsey, Elizabeth Spradley

Perry Moon

Catherine Huh, Laurie Sadler Lawrence, Thomas Reynolds, Kimberly Squyres


The area of communication studies recognizes two principal objectives:

  1. to educate students in historical, scientific and artistic aspects of communication and contemporary culture
  2. and to prepare students for professional careers by bringing general and liberal education into focus and organizing it upon a framework of communication as a science, an art and a service.

The area of modern languages recognizes three principal objectives:

  1. to develop competence in understanding, speaking, reading and writing a foreign language
  2. to cultivate an appreciation for the culture and civilization of the people whose language is being studied
  3. and to provide guidance in preparation for the various opportunities in language work.

Communication National Honor Society

Membership in Lamda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, is open to outstanding advanced-level students of communication studies.

French National Honor Society

Membership in Phi Delta Pi, the national French honor society, is open to outstanding advanced-level students of French.

Spanish National Honor Society

Membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the national Hispanic honor society, is open to outstanding advanced-level students of Spanish.

Advanced Placement and Bypass Credit

Advanced placement with credit for courses bypassed may be earned in French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Such credit is available in the sequence of French FRE 131 -FRE 132 , FRE 231 -FRE 232 , German GER 131 -GER 132 , GER 231 -GER 232 , Portuguese POR 131 -POR 132 , POR 231 -POR 232  and Spanish SPA 131 -SPA 132 , SPA 231 -SPA 232 , and French FRE 303  and Spanish SPA 303 . In the 131-303 sequence, the student must earn a grade of C or higher in the course taken in order to receive bypass credit. Repeated courses do not carry bypass credit. In all cases, the student must apply for bypass credit through the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication.

Students who are unsure as to proper placement in language courses are strongly encouraged to take the placement examination offered each semester by the department. The examination carries no credit and is for placement only. On the basis of the score earned on the examination, the language advisor recommends a course commensurate with the student’s level of competence in the language.