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Modern and Classical Languages

The mission of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages is to teach the languages and cultures of a variety of peoples. The study of languages helps students increase their awareness of the relationship between language and culture while enhancing their academic experience.

Study abroad programs help students experience first-hand the foreign languages and cultures they are studying.

 

Modern Languages

In the MODERN LANGUAGES (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish), students seek to achieve proficiency appropriate to their level of study in each of the basic skills of living in a language: speaking, writing, listening comprehension, and reading proficiency.

 

Classical Languages

In the CLASSICAL LANGUAGES (Greek, Latin), students develop reading, writing, and translation skills so they can approach texts that are fundamental to an in-depth understanding of Greek and Roman cultures, the basis of Western Civilization.


 

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Joshua Davies, Department Head

208E Brock Hall | 423.425.4267

 

Dr. Lynn Purkey, Associate Dept. Head

208B Brock Hall | 423.425.4147

 

Matthew Stuckwisch, Language Lab Director

Denisse Breton Guerrero, Lab Assistant

Danny Jackson, Lab Assistant

101 Brock Hall | 423.425.4642

 

Faculty by language:

FRENCH

Dr. Karen CasebierDr. Victoria Steinberg

 

GERMAN

 

GREEK

Dr. John Phillips

 

ITALIAN

Leslie Morrow

 

JAPANESE

Yumi Nomura

 

LATIN

Kay BelyeaDr. Joshua Davies, Kristen FultonDr. Valerie Rutledge

 

SPANISH

Juan SantillanaKathy BehlingHilary BrowderDr. Jose-Luis GastañagaDr. Carmen JimenezDr. Lynn PurkeyRegina RagonDr. Gabriel SaintusMatthew StuckwischDr. Stephen WaldenDr. Robert Wells

 

 

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