College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Majors, Minors and Other Opportunities

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Foreign Languages and Cultures has three options!

We also offer the B.A. in:

Undergraduate minors in:

We sponsor three popular study abroad programs: WISE-Spain, WISE-Costa Rica and Language and Culture in Germany. We also co-sponsor with African American Studies the African Folklore in Ghana program.

We encourage double majors in Foreign Languages and Cultures and another discipline. Joint curriculum sequences are available for the following programs:

Foreign Languages in the News

The Guardian reports that "foreign language learning can increase the size of your brain"!

Language Learning is Essential for Understanding Global Perspectives

CNN Money reports: The hottest job skill is... (yes, you guessed it: knowledge of foreign languages!)

New York Post reports, "Speaking Two or More Languages Becoming Essential Skill."

You are invited to the 4th Annual Kline Professorship Lecture presented by Dr. Edmund Asare.

Kline Lecture Program Picture

Anthropomorphism and Humanism in the African Folktale: Thinking Animals in Soirées au Village

This lecture will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm in Morgan Hall 310. It will be given in English.

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Keep track of our students on their semester-long study abroad experience as part of the WISE-Spain trip with these regular updates!

Grupo de Español

Please join us for Spanish Club!

Every Thursday during Fall 2016 from 3:30-4:30 pm in Morgan Hall 303 lab.

For more information contact Luis Riofrio or Margarita Obregon

French Conversation Hour

French Conversation will be on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Foreign Languages and Literatures lab, Morgan Hall 303. Come and practice your French. All levels welcome!

For more information contact Dr. Edmond Asare, at (309) 298-1496 or via email at