Academics: Majors and Programs

Discovering the World Through Language

The department of world languages and literature offers a wide array of language, culture and literature classes in six world languages – Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Latin.  

Our department helps students prepare to meet the demands of an increasingly global economy where language and cultural skills are vital.  We also lead study abroad efforts, prepare students to study in another country during the academic year, and lead our own departmental study abroad programs in the summer.

The department offers specialized programs in French and Spanish that lead to either a major or minor. Japanese language students can elect to take an interdisciplinary minor in Japanese Studies; and students of Chinese may take part in the College’s new Asian Studies minor. Students may fulfill the College’s general language requirement of study through the 202 level in any of the languages above.

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