Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
Our location in one of the country's most spectacularly beautiful and culturally diverse landscapes allows us to make a unique contribution to the study of world cultures.
In addition to teaching Arabic, Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese, we also house the program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Read more.
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
4:00-5:30 pm, Thursday September 22, 2016 Ortega Hall 335 (Reading Room)
Join us to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (or the Moon Festival). Enjoy music, dance, Chinese folkloric songs, mooncakes, and much more.See the flyer
Why should I acquire a second language?
A very strong reason is to enhance your employability. Foreign language skills increase your cognitive and occupational flexibility.
Additionally, communication within the global community is becoming increasingly important. Language is "the medium that makes communication with others in the social environment possible."
Many opportunities exist for the use of additional language skills in careers such as Medicine, Law, etc. See our career page.