Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures


  • Public Presentation: Converging Limits: Shari'ah & the U.S. Constitution Public Presentation: Converging Limits: Shari'ah & the U.S. Constitution
    Dr. Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, and Director of the Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice at the University of Southern California. 7pm Tuesday, October 28, 2014 James R. Cox Auditorium (Alumni Memorial Building)
  • Public Presentation: Democracy & Human Rights in Cuba 2 Public Presentation: Democracy & Human Rights in Cuba 2
    "‘A Place in the Sun’: Revolution and Cuban Cinema." Dr. Alessandro Badella, Dept. of Political Science, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. October 8 (Wed., 2:30pm, Hodges 253)
  • Public Presentation: Democracy & Human Rights in Cuba Public Presentation: Democracy & Human Rights in Cuba
    “Our common destiny”: The US and the Promotion of Democracy in Cuba, 1989-2013; Dr. Alessandro Badella, Dept. of Political Science, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy. October 1st (Wed., 2:30pm, Hodges 253)
  • Blackwell wins book award Blackwell wins book award
    Stephen Blackwell, Professor of Russian, was awarded 2013's "Best Scholarly Contribution in the Area of Nabokov Studies" for his book "The Quill and the Scalpel: Nabokov's Art and the Worlds of Science."
  • Greg Kaplan receives NEH Fellowship Greg Kaplan receives NEH Fellowship
    He will receive more than $25,000 for his project that studies the intersection between Dutch Christian Hebraism and Jewish apologetic writing.
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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".




 

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