"To learn a foreign language is to acquire a second soul"
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures houses and coordinates five different programs:
For details on our major programs in French, German, Spanish, and Comparative Literary
Traditions, click on the above links.
It is also possible to "concentrate" (i.e., minor) in a French, German, Italian, or Spanish in combination with any major. Alternatively, you can complete a Language-and-Literature Unit in French, German, or Spanish in combination with any major.
Please explore the links to the left. In particular, if you are a high school student, check out the departmental language scholarships, for which you may be eligible.
Contact person for Modern Languages: Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt, Chair.
2012 Courses Taught In English (and Open to All): go to CLT Courses
"Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiss nichts von seiner eigenen." "Apprendre une langue, c'est vivre de nouveau." "Cada palabra tiene un alma."