The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication (MLLI) offers an innovative, multi-disciplinary program with a triple focus: language, literature and society. Courses are offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Russian, Spanish and Wolof, as well as a range of culture and general education courses under the designation MLL (Modern Languages and Linguistics). Majors in Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication share a common interdisciplinary core of courses which provides a grounding in essential issues of human communication and social context.  For a description of the department and its programs, please visit our webpage in the current Undergraduate Catalog.


Major (Bachelor of Arts) Program

Students may select one of the following concentrations for the major:

•  One-Language option with concentrations in French, German, Russian or Spanish;
•  Language and Cultural Studies concentration
•  Applied Linguistics concentration
•  Two-Language concentration

All courses applied to the major requirements must have earned a grade of C or better.

Minor (Non-Degree) Program

A minor in Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication allows students to develop proficiency in a foreign language, to learn about the nature of language, and to become familiar with the societies in which different languages are spoken. A minor in MLLI will assist students in developing communication skills and in understanding the complexities of an increasingly interdependent, multilingual and multicultural world. It will enrich students’ learning experience and enhance their career potential.

Students may pursue a minor in Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, JapaneseKorean, Latin American Studies, Russian, or SpanishThe requirements for the minor can be found under the links to the corresponding languages (or applied linguistics). All courses applied to the minor requirements must have earned a grade of C or better.


Certificate Programs

The department also offers the following two upper-level certificate programs:

•  Certificate in Intercultural Communication
•  Certificates in Language Studies

All courses applied to the certificate requirements must have earned a grade of B or better.