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.
Prof. Carolyn L. Hansen (1950 - 2023)
On February 9, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures lost a cherished former faculty member, Carolyn L. Hansen, who taught Spanish at the University for more than thirty years. Carolyn was hired as a Teaching Associate in 1977, promoted to the rank full-time Instructor in 1981, and served as a Senior Instructor from 1984 until her retirement in 2010.
25th Annual Comparative Literature Conference in the books!
Congratulations to Jeannie Britton and all those who helped with the organization of this year's CompLit Conference: "Print: Theories, Histories, and Futures." Thank you for all your hard work!
Jinmei Chen has published a Chinese translation of García Canclini's La globalizacíon imaginada
This is the first translation of García Canclini to China
Daria Smirnova awarded summer dissertation grant from ASEEES!
We are thrilled to report that CPLT PhD student Daria Smirnova has been awarded a summer dissertation grant from ASEEES, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Congratulations to publication of the Russian edition of Judy Kalb on the Russia's Rome in Russia. It is about the cultural traditions surrounding Russian imperialism as
seen in the texts of Russian modernist authors. More information
Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate the effects of the
novel coronavirus and what you can do to help.