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Language Courses

Modern Languages and Cultures teaches elementary through advanced levels of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish as well as elementary through intermediate Korean, Polish, and Portuguese. In addition, conversation, reading, and composition courses are regularly offered, as are language courses for native speakers and literature, culture, and film courses taught in the target language. MLC also administers Summer Study Abroad programs in Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Russia, and Spain which are part of our MLC clusters, majors, and minors.

Why study a language?

  • A language sequence makes a great humanities cluster (see our clusters overview page).
  • Language study is an ideal double major for business, science, social science, and humanities concentrations.
  • Study language in MLC, then study abroad for a summer or semester.
  • Proficiency in another language distinguishes you from peers competing for the same jobs or post-graduate study opportunities.
  • Studying a foreign language is one of the most rewarding things you will do as an undergraduate. And it's fun too!

Where will all this take you?

  • Arezzo, Italy
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Granada, Spain
  • Procida, Italy
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Rennes, France
  • Seoul, Korea
  • St. Petersburg, Russia

Students can also intern abroad for the summer through programs offered by the Educational Programmes Abroad (EPA) or study abroad for a semester, summer, or year through the Center for Education Abroad.

Language Courses

The following are MLC courses that teach a language or require proficiency in the target language. For courses not requiring language proficiency, please see our courses in English page.


 

Chinese

  • 101 - Elementary Chinese I
  • 102 - Elementary Chinese II
  • 111 - Intensive Elementary Chinese
  • 113 - Introduction to Classical Chinese I
  • 114 - Conversational Chinese I
  • 115 - Conversational Chinese II
  • 116 - Introduction to Classical Chinese II
  • 151 - Intermediate Chinese I
  • 152 - Intermediate Chinese II
  • 202 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese I
  • 203 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese II
  • 205 - Advanced Chinese I
  • 206 - Advanced Chinese II

French

  • 101 - Elementary French I
  • 102 - Elementary French II
  • 111 - French in Focus: Intensive Elementary French
  • 153 - Intermediate French
  • 154 - Screening French Shorts: Intensive Intermediate French
  • 155 - French Conversation and Composition
  • 157 - French in France
  • 200 - Advanced French
  • 202 - Introduction to Literature in French
  • 207 - French in France
  • 211 - Aspects of French Grammar
  • 212 - French Literature in Translation
  • 227 - Laughing Matters
  • 242 - Theatre Français
  • 244 - Crimes of Passion: Love and Death on the Classical French Stage
  • 245 - Revolution and Romanticism
  • 246 - Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 267 - Baudelaire: Poetry and Modernity
  • 268 - Jean Renoir and Cinema
  • 270 - Women Write Women: Africa and Caribbean

German

  • 101 - Elementary German I
  • 102 - Elementary German II
  • 151 - Intermediate German I
  • 152 - Intermediate German II
  • 157 - German in Germany
  • 200 - Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • 202 - Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • 203 - Introduction to German Literature
  • 207 - German in Germany
  • 211 - Schlemiels, Pariahs, and Parvenus: The Jewish Writer and Rebel
  • 256 - Germany Year Zero: Post-War German Literature 1945-89

Italian

  • 101 - Elementary Italian I
  • 102 - Elementary Italian II
  • 107 - Italian in Italy
  • 111 - Elementary Italian in Arezzo, Italy
  • 114 - Conversational Italian
  • 150 - Culture in Context in Arezzo, Italy
  • 151 - Intermediate Italian I
  • 152 - Intermediate Italian II
  • 153 - Accelerated Italian in Arezzo, Italy
  • 157 - Italian in Italy
  • 200 - Advanced Italian Composition and Conversation
  • 203 - Introduction to Italian Literature in Italian
  • 207 - Intermediate Italian in Arezzo, Italy

Japanese

  • 101 - Elementary Japanese I
  • 102 - Elementary Japanese II
  • 114 - Intermediate Conversational Japanese I
  • 115 - Intermediate Conversational Japanese II
  • 151 - Intermediate Japanese I
  • 152 - Intermediate Japanese II
  • 201 - Advanced Intermediate Japanese I
  • 202 - Advanced Intermediate Japanese II
  • 203 - Advanced Conversational Japanese I
  • 204 - Advanced Conversational Japanese II
  • 205 - Advanced Japanese I
  • 206 - Advanced Japanese II

Korean

  • 101 - Elementary Korean I
  • 102 - Elementary Korean II
  • 107 - Korean in Korea
  • 151 - Intermediate Korean I
  • 152 - Intermediate Korean II
  • 157 - Korean in Korea
  • 201 - Advanced Intermediate Korean I
  • 202 - Advanced Intermediate Korean II
  • 207 - Korean in Korea

Polish

  • 101 - Elementary Polish I
  • 102 - Elementary Polish II
  • 151 - Intermediate Polish I
  • 152 - Intermediate Polish II
  • 201 - Polish Review
  • 220 - Polish Literature and Culture: Local Perspectives, Global Ambitions

Portuguese

  • 101 - Elementary Portuguese I
  • 102 - Elementary Portuguese II
  • 151 - Intermediate Portuguese I
  • 152 - Intermediate Portuguese II

Russian

  • 101 - Elementary Russian I
  • 102 - Elementary Russian II
  • 107 - Russian in Russia
  • 110 - Conversational Russian
  • 111 - Rushin' Through Russian; Intensive Elementary Russian
  • 151 - Intermediate Russian I
  • 152 - Intermediate Russian II
  • 157 - Russian in Russia
  • 202 - Advanced Readings in Russian I
  • 205 - Advanced Readings in Russian II
  • 207 - Russian in Russia
  • 209 - Advanced Russian Through Film
  • 212 - Advanced Russian Literature and Culture in the Original I
  • 215 - Advanced Russian Literature and Culture in the Original II
  • 218 - Advanced Russian Literature anc Culture in the Original III

Spanish

  • 101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • 102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • 113 - Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • 151 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • 152 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • 153 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • 157 - Spanish in...
  • 161 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • 162 - Advanced Conversational Spanish
  • 200 - Advanced Spanish Composition
  • 202 - The Forging of a Nation: Literary Ideas and Aesthetics from the Romantics to Democratic Spain
  • 203 - Origins and Empire: Reading the Early Hispanic World
  • 204 - Coming to Terms: Spanish American Literature, from Tradition to Innovation
  • 205 - Spain: Past, Present, and Future
  • 206 - The Invention of Spanish America: From Colonial Subjects to Global Citizens
  • 207 - Spanish in Summer Study Abroad
  • 215 - "Don Quixote": the Book, the Myth, the Image
  • 218 - Saints, Sinners, and Sovereigns in Medieval and Early Modern Spain
  • 249D - Bunuel, Dali, Lorca
  • 249E - Reading Fables and Telling Tales in Early Modern Spain
  • 249M - Out of the Wings: Contemporary Spain on Stage
  • 260 - (Re) Writing Gender in Spanish-American Literature
  • 261 - Facing Facts: Non-Fiction Writing
  • 262 - Topics in Spanish-American Literature
  • 262C - Disabling Discourse: Disability in Spanish-American Literature
  • 262D - Culture and Literature of the Caribbean
  • 270 - The Hispanic Short Story
  • 275 - Marx and Freud in Latin America
  • 280 - The Trans-Hispanic Supernatural: Ghosts, Witches, and Vampires in Film and Literature from Spain and Spanish America 
  • 287 - Latin American Film
  • 287A - Mexican Film