Study one or more languages while learning about culture, identity, and literature.
Mastering a language includes speaking and writing proficiency, but also increasing your appreciation and critical analysis of the cultures that share that language.
We offer language courses in American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, French, German, Greek (through directed study), Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish.
Programs of Study
Ancient Civilization Major or Minor
Choose from courses in art history, Jewish studies, and philosophy, and study classical languages and literature — Greek, Hebrew, or Latin.
Combined Languages Major
Broaden your knowledge as you master two languages and cultures of your choosing.
Comparative Literature Major or Minor
Explore how literature — as well as film, music, and new media — can build bridges across national borders, languages, and historical eras.
French and Francophone Studies Major or Minor
Master French, which remains important and influential in the 21st century, as well as French and Francophone culture.
German Studies Major (Self-Designed) or Minor
Study German language and culture — including courses offered in English — from disciplinary perspectives like comparative literature, history, and philosophy.
Jewish Studies Concentration
Explore the major historical and religious trends in Jewish civilization since its inception in antiquity.
Spanish Major or Minor
Study Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, from Latin America to Europe, from Worcester to New York City, from Miami to San Antonio to Los Angeles.