College of Arts and Sciences
About the Department

Through our course offerings, study abroad programs, student organizations and clubs, and faculty whose research interests span diverse ancient and modern foreign cultures, the mission of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is to help students develop foreign language competence, a global perspective, and an understanding of the literatures and intellectual achievements of civilizations both ancient and modern.

In studying Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, and Russian, our students consider religion, philosophy, mythology, politics, history, drama and film, art and architecture, and ideas about class, race, and gender.  Our classes are cross-listed with Archaeology, Catholic Studies, English, History, Political Science, Religion, and Women¹s Studies.  Our faculty play important roles in the University Honors Program as well as cross-disciplinary programs in Asian Studies, Italian Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies. We recognize that quality teaching and research are primary responsibility, and our faculty is devoted to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to fostering close teacher-student relationships.

News & Events
  • SHU News Trip to Brighton Beach
  • Sat. April 12, 2014, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Slavic Club is sponsoring its annual trip to Brighton Beach, Coney Island, NY.

  • SHU News Hello Golden Gate, Goodbye Russia
  • On April 3 the Slavic Club will present guest speaker, Olga Valcoff, who will discuss her book, Hello Golden Gate, Goodbye Russia.


Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature academic excellence.

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Study Abroad with our Faculty

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers many opportunities for students to study abroad. Study Abroad for one semester or year. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (973) 761-9072 or

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Language Portfolios

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures announces a program change for the 2012/2013 academic year.  Students majoring in a language or in Modern Languages will be required to create, maintain and present a Language Portfolio.  Students with a language minor are strongly encouraged to create and maintain a language portfolio. Learn more »

Contact Us

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
(973) 761-9464
Fahy Hall

Department Chair

Chair: Frederick J. Booth, Ph.D.
Address: Fahy Hall, Room 246B
Telephone: (973) 761-9458

Asian Voice Newsletter

Asian Voice Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall 2013 issue of the Asian Voice Newsletter.

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