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.

Whitney Chappell


Whitney Chappell

Associate Professor

Modern Languages and Literatures
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Students on El Camino at the top of a hill

August 24, 2023

Roadrunner Walk Across Spain

(August 25, 2023) This summer five UTSA students spent their summer walking across Spain. Battling heat, blisters, and bad knees, Bella Degarmo (Political Science and Modern Languages), Jaclyn Lerma (Physics and Astronomy), Ashlie Newman (Art), George Salazar (Cybersecurity), and Alana Schwartz (Anthropology) are following step by step in the path of a thousand years-worth of pilgrims to the historic city of Santiago de Compostela.

Pictured: Professor of Instruction, Makiko Fukuda with Japanese Major Student, Rhyn Cai at JLive Talk

December 12, 2022

UTSA Student Takes First Place in National Speech Contest

Published by COLFA

(Washington, DC) UTSA third-year Japanese major student Rhyn Cai is the winner of the 2022 Gold Award at The Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk (JLive Talk).

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.