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College of Liberal Arts

School of Languages and Cultures

The School of Languages and Cultures offers a broad range of courses in language, literature, linguistics, culture, civilization, film and other areas pertaining to foreign languages and cultures. Majors are offered in Classical Studies, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and minors are offered in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. 

The programs of specialization in the school are designed to give students an understanding of the linguistic functioning of the chosen language, a knowledge and understanding of the literature and the culture of the countries that use it, and communicative competence in the language. Majors in the language field are prepared to undertake graduate study or find careers in numerous fields, including business and industry and in teaching.

Plan of Study for Languages and Cultures