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Welcome to Languages, Literatures and Cultures

We welcome you to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures / Département de langues, littératures et cultures in each of the languages in which instruction is offered regularly.

We are a multidisciplinary department, offering undergraduate programs and courses in a variety of languages and on diverse ancient and modern literatures and cultures. Our main areas of instruction are French Studies, Greek and Roman Studies and Modern Languages.

Our Greek and Roman Studies program focuses on all aspects of these ancient civilizations, including history, literature, art, and religion, as well as the ancient Greek and Latin languages.

Our French Studies program offers Major degree options in language training, linguistics, the literatures and cultures of the francophone world, and translation. A Concurrent French Studies/Education program that prepares students to teach French as a Second Language in the English language school system.

Our Modern Languages program offers several degree program options in German, Italian and Spanish language and culture, including degrees with two-language options, a Certificate in Second Language Education and a single-language degree requiring that the third year is spent at a university in Germany, Italy, Spain or Mexico.

Our Intercultural Studies area offers concentrations in Arabic Studies and Latin American Studies. Courses leading toward a teachable in Religion are provided in our Religion and Culture stream. Special interest courses are offered in Chinese culture and Ojibwe language and culture.

For additional information on any of our programs, please explore our site, and visit the Areas of Study page.