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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. Through the study of foreign languages, students become aware of the relationship between language and culture.

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.