Department of Communication Studies and Modern Languages

The Department of Communication Studies & Modern Languages prepares students to excel by nurturing effective communicate skills, language proficiency, and intercultural literacy. Are you ready to excel locally and globally? We think so.

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Excel Locally & Globally


    Southeast’s Spanish for the Health Professions Minor Preparing Students to be Culturally Competent

    Beginning this fall, Southeast Missouri State University students pursuing degrees in health-related fields can earn a new minor in Spanish for the health professions. The program is preparing students to discuss health matters with clientele in Spanish, potentially assisting a population that has been underserved due to communication issues. The 18-credit hour minor is available [...]

    Southeast Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Southeast Missouri State University will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with a variety of events and activities commemorating Hispanic heritage and culture. To mark this year’s celebration, the “Brindando Educacion con Acceso,” or Believing Everyone Can Achieve (BECA) Hispanic/Latino Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Southeast [...]

    Southeast Renews Exchange with UDLA as Students Explore Ecuadorian Healthcare

    Southeast Missouri State University officials renewed a formal exchange agreement last week with the Universidad de las Americas (UDLA) in Quito, Ecuador. The agreement renews a relationship forged between the two institutions in 2012 and was celebrated last week at UDLA by Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, Southeast professor of Spanish language and culture, and Maria Isabel [...]


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Communication Studies
One University Plaza, MS 3225
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701