Modern Languages and Cultures
Available in the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures:
For many years the curriculum in modern languages has offered basic and advanced training in the languages, literatures, and cultures of France, Germany, Spain, and Latin America. In the 1990s Japanese and Arabic were added to the department's offerings.
The courses are designed to enable the student to learn to speak and understand, read, and write a foreign language with an acceptable degree of fluency and correctness. Students are introduced to literary masterpieces, and through these they become familiar with the history, thought, and civilization of the countries where the language is spoken.