• <a href="/live/image/gid/70/width/650/86517_World_Languages_Main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86517"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/70/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86517_World_Languages_Main_image.rev.1607731873.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/70/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86517_World_Languages_Main_image.rev.1607731873.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/70/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86517_World_Languages_Main_image.rev.1607731873.jpg" alt="Learning a language other than English opens the mind and broadens one?s sense of culture and his..." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="500" data-max-h="480" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Learning a language other than English opens the mind and broadens one’s sense of culture and history.</div>

We offer students the unique opportunity to study two different languages, with a choice of Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Learning a language well is hard work; it requires openness and inquisitiveness toward other cultures, to ways of being and ways of doing things that are different and can feel unfamiliar. Our students demonstrate this curiosity and courage. Our faculty’s research interests range widely, from German eco-fictions to 21st-century French literature to contemporary Latin American social movements to religious iconography in Soviet Russia. Although we believe that the study of languages and literatures is important and worthwhile, we also know that in an increasingly competitive job market, the mastery of a second (or third or fourth) language can be a key advantage.