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.
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.
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:
Juan Santillana, Kathy Behling, Hilary Browder, Dr. Jose-Luis Gastañaga, Dr. Carmen Jimenez, Dr. Lynn Purkey, Regina Ragon, Dr. Gabriel Saintus, Matthew Stuckwisch, Dr. Stephen Walden, Dr. Robert Wells