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Welcome to the Department of Languages & Cultures

Think and live globally

The knowledge of other languages, cultures, and literary traditions is a hallmark of a liberal arts education, and the students and faculty in our Department take that mission very seriously. Whether majors or minors or simply interested students from other departments, our students learn to express themselves, to think and to live globally, and to develop skills and talents which are increasingly significant to the contemporary world and workforce. There are a world of answers to the question: Why study a language?

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers degrees with concentrations in French, Spanish and Latin American Studies. It also offers a Classical Studies program with concentrations in Greek or Latin. Course work in German, Japanese Studies, Arabic and Chinese are also offered. This year we are also proud to announce our new Asian Studies Minor.  In addition to helping students acquire proficiency in a second language, our courses teach civilization, culture, history, literature, and linguistics.

We actively promote study abroad and internships. The Ross Foreign Language Center offers peer tutoring and a variety of materials and activities in support of our courses.

student Achievements + Research

HNS Double Major selected for Fulbright Award

Senior Savannah Logan (Computational Math and Modern Languages and Culture) awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to teach English and pursue an independent project in Spain

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faculty Achievements + Research