The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers coursework in many languages. Exact offerings vary each semester, but typical courses include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi/Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Polish, Russian and Spanish. We offer an M.A. in Spanish degree program and B.A. degree programs in French, Italian and Spanish.
Several minors are offered in language study, while others combine language and literature. Minors in Asian languages and literatures and comparative literature are also offered, as well as literature-in-translation courses. Literature-in-translation courses include film and literature courses taught in English.
Many of our courses fulfill interdisciplinary program requirements. Students may earn credit in Asian Studies, Black World Studies, Catholic Studies, International Studies, Islamic World Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies and Gender Studies. The department offers faculty-led summer programs in Mallorca (Spain) and Aix-en-Provence (France).
The department has fourteen full-time faculty members who combine a strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching with a firm commitment to research. Study in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages close contact between faculty and students. In the tradition of the university at large, we value the individual.
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