The Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures fosters research and teaching in modern and classical European languages, literatures, and cultures at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in native languages and in translation.

The Department prepares students for professional training, graduate study, and for a global market in which knowledge of other languages and cultures is increasingly essential.

The Department offers programs in Classical Civilization, European Studies, French, German, Italian, Italian American, Medieval Studies, and Russian Studies.

News & Announcements
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015
Lecture by Elisabeth Spettel  
Frey Hall 112
11.30 a.m.- 12.50 a.m. 
Wed., Dec. 2 2015
A Conference on the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s Birth
Wang Center - Lecture Hall 1
9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
In the Spotlight

Why Study European Cultures and Languages?


There are many motivations to learn a new language. It might be an interest in international travel and a desire to connect with the culture of the country on a deeper level, or it might be to improve their career prospects and employability.

In an increasingly competitive and international job market, European languages are increasingly valuable to employers. From an employer's perspective, to build and deliver sustainable growth in the world of international business, multilingual graduates are a key asset to capitalise on opportunities for growth in overseas markets. (adapted from The March 5, 2015)


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