World Languages and Cultures

Learn languages, explore different cultures and travel all over the world.

World Languages and Cultures

Our students can take courses in culture, civilization, literature, linguistics, film, art, business terminology, conversation and translation. Most upper-division courses are taught in the target language, while World Languages and Cultures' courses are taught in English and are open to all undergraduates.

We encourage our students to study abroad during the semester as well as during the summer and January Term. Our programs abroad include Cuernavaca (Mexico), Sevilla (Spain), Aix-en-Provence (France), Rome and Syracuse (Italy), Tokyo (Japan), Berlin (Germany) and Shangai (China).

Our Courses: 



  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Majors, Minors, Certificates

NEW: Earn a Certificate of Biliteracy in the Spanish and Latin American Studies Program. The Certificate of Biliteracy is an award given by the Department of World Languages and Cultures in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in Spanish and English.