Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Languages, Cultures and Literatures

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures offers its students small classes and a large variety of courses in its curriculum, including five languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, German, and Italian).

Through the in-depth focus on the three integrally related areas of language study—language, literature and culture—a student is exposed to fresh ways of looking at herself and at the world in which she lives. With this in mind, the department strongly encourages its students to spend at least one semester abroad in order to gain fluency in the foreign language and share in the everyday life of its native speakers.

Discover more about our majors and minors through the links below, and then contact us for a campus visit. We’re eager to meet you!


Mirko Hall

Dr. Mirko Hall, A Musicking Man

Whether dishing up antics to engage his classroom or playing a video clip to illustrate Marx’s work in economics, Mirko Hall, associate professor of German studies, has been opening students’ minds to the world of literature and culture since…

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Beyond the Classroom