The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish and a B.A. degree in Modern Language Studies with a concentration in French, German, Japanese, and Russian. In addition, students can complete a Minor in all the above languages, as well as in Comparative Literature, Foreign Languages (Italian and Japanese), East Asian Studies and Linguistics. Skills-development courses are offered in all languages with a Major or Minor, and in Korean and Chinese. The department also offers courses in Media Studies, which allow students to put into practice their theoretical studies in the humanities.

Nathan Richardson


Nathan Richardson, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Professor

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UTSA Korean Book Club and Korean Culture Club hosted and prepared "Korean Film Night"

November 10, 2022

Korean Film Night

Published by COLFA

On Friday, November 4th, 2022, at the UTSA Retama, the UTSA Korean Book Club and Korean Culture Club hosted and prepared "Korean Film Night", a movie event for local residents including UTSA students to experience Korean culture.

Beyond Boundaries: Mastering the Liberal Arts

November 10, 2022

Modern Languages Graduate Student Is Published in COLFA Journal

Published by COLFA

Student in the Graduate Certificate in Linguistics, Wesley Cheung, was recently published in the COLFA journal, Beyond Boundaries.

Students asking questions at the Q&A session

November 8, 2022

UTSA COLFA Classroom to Career Lecture Series: Douglas Maclean, JD

Published by COLFA

Douglas MacLean, JD, spoke to UTSA students via Zoom on how a liberal and fine arts Degree (or any major) can lead to successful career options on November 3, 2022.

Faculty-led summer study abroad in Korea at Kookmin University

July 15, 2022

UTSA students’ culture experience in Seoul: 2022 Study Abroad in Korea

Published by COLFA

The University of Texas at San Antonio offered the first-ever faculty-led summer study abroad in Korea at Kookmin University.

Students participating in Journée de la Francophonie 2022

April 11, 2022

Journée de la Francophonie 2022

Published by COLFA

The department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Alliance Française of San Antonio welcomed high school students and their French teachers to UTSA to celebrate all things Francophone on Saturday, February 26. Over 300 people attended the event, among them high school students and UTSA students.

Creative Writing Express

March 29, 2022

Creative Writing Express Workshop

Published by COLFA

On Monday, March 28th, Dr. Valeria Meiller led the Creative Writing Express workshop which was a huge success. In this workshop, students had the chance to engage in a fun creative writing exercise.