Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Become a global citizen
  • Become more confident
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Enjoy books and films in the original
  • See your culture in a new light
  • Meet new people
  • Expand your career opportunities
  • Gain opportunities to make a difference
  • Avoid getting lost in translation

Explore Culture—Learn a Language

Mission and Educational Philosophy

The mission of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is to advance the linguistic and cultural competencies of students in one or more foreign languages. Mastering a foreign language includes speaking and writing proficiency, but also increasing one's appreciation and critical analysis of the cultures that share that language.

Language Placement Guidelines

Foreign Languages Program

Language courses are available in

Majors are offered in


Students interested in studying

2012-2013 Student Award Winners

Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Fund Awards

Excellence in Comparative Literature
Anna Stusser '13

Excellence in Spanish Studies
Jillian Ceballos '13