The Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures develops language proficiency to foster critical thinking through literary, cinematic, and linguistic analysis and hence to establish incisive perspectives on cultures and civilizations, including our own. The many faculty and student accomplishments in research, teaching, and service to the community build a solid foundation for exciting professional futures by informed, engaged citizens.
Students can earn a B.A. in French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish with concentrations in Literature and Culture or Language and World Business. A bachelor's degree in the Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program can include a concentration in Chinese or Japanese, and the parallel Latin American Studies Program includes a Portuguese concentration.
We also provide laboratory-based language learning in Hebrew, and Persian. For more information, please visit "Taped Language Program".
In the News
- French Connections Week, March 27-April 1
- María Orcasitas Vicandi to present on language assessment: March 21 4:30pm
- Article features Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society
- MFLL International Talent Show on March 3rd
- Lecture on Italian Cinema by Dr. Frank Burke, Feb. 28th 11:10am
- El Club de Español Presents Colombian Culture Night: Jan. 25th
- Nature Picks Blackwell's 'Fine Lines' as One of 2016's Best Books!
- Parker, Silva-Filho, and Mariani Honored at Annual Faculty Awards Banquet