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.
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.
Take 4 Semesters of a Language
CUT 6 CREDITS OFF
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences who successfully complete language study up to the fourth-semester level only have to take 42 hours of upper division course work (not 48). That means that if you complete a language class numbered 202, 112 or 276 in Foreign Languages and Literatures, you are 6 credits of 300- or 400-level courses closer to graduation!
Contact your College of Arts & Sciences Advisor for more information.