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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.