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The Department of Modern Languages is the university's cultural crossroads with programs and courses in eleven languages to enhance your future career.

  • Language study in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish;

  • Six minors in: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish;

  • Bachelor's programs in French, German, and Spanish;

  • Master's degrees in French, German, Spanish and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL);

  • Secondary majors and Certificates: Secondary majors in International and Area Studies or a minor in East Asian Studies, or work in African Studies, and an International Business Certificate are also available to complement students’ curriculum.

Our 45 faculty and graduate teaching assistants hail from 20 different countries, and foster international understanding and good will on campus. Since 1976, the Department has been home to the eminent international scholarly journal, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature.
The Department has taken a leadership role on such critical international initiatives as the rebuilding of the English Departments at Kabul and Balkh University in Afghanistan.


Contact Information

Dr. Melinda Cro
French Language Program Coordinator
  (100-300 levels), EH 127, 785-532-1925

Dr. Janice McGregor
German Language Program Coordinator
(100-200 levels), EH 108, 785-532-1923

Dr. Mary T. Copple
Spanish Language Program Coordinator
(100-300 levels), EH 005, 785-532-1924

Dr. Claire Dehon
Graduate Program Coordinator
EH 014, 785-532-1929

Angélique Courbou
Department Coordinator
Lead Advisor Undergraduate Studies
Spanish Minor Advisor
EH 005, 785-532-1924