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About Us

We're critical thinkers and doers who share a common goal of expanding worldviews, language skills, cultural competence and empathy.

Academic Offerings

In World Languages and Cultures, your education isn’t confined to a classroom. It spans every corner of the globe. We offer courses in more than a dozen different languages, in addition to specialized offerings ranging from business Spanish to world literature to Hindi.

We’re home to six major concentrations, more than 10 minors, and an M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures with tracks in French, Spanish and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Undergraduate Programs


  • Arabic Studies
  • Asian Studies (Chinese, Hindi-Urdu or Japanese)
  • Foreign Language Education
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Arabic
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi-Urdu
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language
  • Japan Studies
  • Portuguese Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • World Cultural Literacy

Graduate Programs

  • M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures
    • French and Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies Concentration
    • Spanish (Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies) Concentration
    • TESOL Concentration

Faculty Expertise

They’re thought leaders, innovators, and professors. Our faculty members are as renowned for their ability to build relationships with students as they are for their prestigious fellowships and research.

Our researchers help us understand how people around the world interact, migrate and express themselves. They create new knowledge to inform not only their scholarly fields, but their communities near and far.