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Professor Kuchta

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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 Women's 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.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures wishes to acknowledge the passing of Winston Yang, Ph.D. who was a Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Dongdong Chen, flew to Richmond to attend Dr. Yang’s memorial service in Richmond, Virginia in representation of Seton Hall University. There she met with Dr. Yang’s family. She delivered messages of condolences from Dr. Karen Boroff presenting them with the gifts sent by the Provost. Along with their condolences. Dr. Chen presented them also three beautiful bouquets of flowers sent by Seton Hall University faculty members, including one from Drs. Brown and Osuka. The following is a link from a Mainland Chinese website about Prof Yang »

Academic Programs

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 oip@shu.eduView our current study abroad offerings »

What Alumni Are Saying

Adela Perez-franco

"My Italian language studies at Seton Hall University not only taught me how to communicate with a wider range of people, but have also expanded my worldview and enhanced my cultural sensitivity. As a future attorney, I believe that the cultural competency, which I developed through my language studies, will help me create effective working relationships with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds and adequately address their needs."

Adela Perez-Franco '16 Major in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Minor in Italian, Fulbright, ETA 2016-2017