Options and Opportunities in Language and Culture

The Department of Modern Languages offers courses in Chinese, French, German, and Japanese, building proficient listening, speaking, reading and writing skills while exploring the target language's literature and culture. Students may pursue a B.A. in Foreign Languages in French with either a liberal arts emphasis or a K-12 teaching emphasis. Students may also choose to major or minor in Asian Studies, selecting from a wide variety of courses in Asian history and cultures, and combined with Japanese and/or Chinese language courses. All four languages are also offered as minors.

News & Announcements


ml honorees

Students from the Modern Languages Department were recognized for academic excellence at the annual HSS Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Congratulations to Samuel DeHaan and Ryan Pascua (Asian Studies), Megan Kearns (Chinese), Luis Jaquez-Arceo (Japanese), Tori Cook and Ndiaye Djiby (French), and David Draxler and Nina Strayhorn (German)! View the full list of honorees here and check out more photos on the HSS Facebook page.

Stepping Outside the Classroom

Modern Language students participate in extracurricular activities sponsored by the Chinese Culture Club, the French Club, the German Club and the Japanese Language Club. Students in Modern Languages are encouraged to study abroad to gain immersive experience in the culture and language of their chosen program.