About This Department
Language study is necessary for employment in a range of professions and offers many opportunities for graduate study.
Our department offers programs in Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish. Classes are conducted in the target language. We also host a language lab, which provides supplemental instruction and teacher- and student-guided instructional materials.
Faculty members are dedicated educators whose outstanding research runs the gamut from second-language acquisition and applied linguistics to cultural and contemporary issues in countries where the language is spoken. Our department often co-sponsors many of the internationally-focused events held on campus.