Knowing a second language is something that everyone can benefit from. If you want
to travel, you need to know other languages. If you want to be successful in business,
you need to understand other cultures. If you want to conduct research in the international
community, you need to understand the language your peers are speaking. We can help
you reach your goals.
Foreign Language Placement Test
All incoming students are required to take the Placement Test.
undergraduate majors and minors for most of our language programs. A minor is a good choice for students majoring
in international business or who want to have an international aspect to their future
Our graduate program options include master's degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German and Spanish. We
also offer Ph.D. programs in Comparative Literature and Spanish, and MAT degrees in
Foreign Languages with emphasis in French, German, or Spanish.
When you study other languages and cultures you're becoming part of an international
community. But it can be difficult to stay connected to that community. That's why
we foster our own international communities on campus through
living and learning housing options, student clubs and organizations, and volunteer opportunities.
There's no better way to learn a language and culture than immersing yourself in it
completely. When you study in our department, you'll find numerous opportunities to
go abroad, work toward fluency, and make friends in the international community.
Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate the effects of the
novel coronavirus and what you can do to help.
Yuzhu Sun, (3rd year Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature) has received a SPARC
grant for "Imagining Peking: English representations of Urban and Rural China, 1920
- 1945". (Yvonne Ivory, director)