Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Majors and Minors

We offer a bachelor of arts degree in general foreign languages with majors and minors in classical studies (the study of ancient languages and cultures), French, German, and Spanish. We also offer four interdisciplinary minors and master of arts in teaching programs in Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL).

We offer instruction in eight languages:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

To help you better understand these cultures and connect across disciplines, we also offer courses on world cultures, literature, mythology, gender studies, film, art and archaeology.

Beyond mastering a second language, courses strengthen critical thinking, writing and oral communication skills. Students learn to analyze texts, media and artifacts from multiple cultures; critically evaluate these materials from differing perspectives; and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

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