The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers coursework in many languages. Exact offerings vary each semester, but typical courses include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi/Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish. We offer BA degree programs in French, Italian and Spanish, and an MA in Spanish.
Several minors are offered in language study, while others combine language, literature and culture.
Our department also offers literature-in-translation courses, which are courses taught in English with content from foreign literature and film.
Many of our courses fulfill interdisciplinary program requirements. Students may earn credit in Asian Studies, African Studies and the African Diaspora, Catholic Studies, International Studies, Islamic World Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies and Gender Studies. The department offers faculty-led summer programs in Córdoba (Spain) and Aix-en-Provence (France).
The department has full-time faculty members with strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a firm commitment to research. Study in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages close contact between faculty and students. In the tradition of the university at large, we value the individual.
We take pride in the diverse cultural, educational, intellectual and recreational opportunities available in the city of Chicago. Join us and experience all this for yourself.
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