"To know two languages is to have two ways of looking at the world" Every language "slices up" the world differently, and knowing only one keeps us from discovering any of the endless other ways to deal with daily life." Many students continue their language training to study or work abroad, to read great works of literature, religion, philosophy, or to communicate with neighbors, relatives or friends of many of the world's cultures. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers classes with excellent instruction so that students can become proficient in their language abilities and become culturally aware.  Both full-time and part-time faculty members are dedicated to creating high-quality, student-centered learning environments.

أهلاً وسهلاً Welcome!  Bienvenue  Willkommen!   Χαίρε  Fáilte  ようこそ!  Salutationes!   ¡Bienvenidos!

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is deeply committed to the conviction that the study of foreign language expands the outlook and interests of the educated citizen. By providing insight into the social and intellectual life of other peoples, language study fosters humanistic attitudes and cultivates a spirit of tolerance and understanding.