View our comprehensive list of all courses in Comparative Literature, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. MLC also teaches literature, film and culture courses in English translation!Learn More
Majors & Minors
Choose from 10 programs exploring foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.
Explore your study abroad options, including programs in Germany, Italy, Russia, and more.
Have prior language experience? Learn which class is right for you!
"Café en español" will take place every other Wednesday starting January 24, 2024
from 4-5 p.m. in 415 Lattimore Hall.
Scholar in Exile on Alexei Navalny: ‘One day I’ll walk along a street in Moscow named after him’
Dmitry Bykov discusses the late Russian opposition leader’s legacy, his own poisoning, and why Navalny posed a threat to the Russian president.Continue Reading
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) is proud to welcome Russian poet, journalist, ...
Co edited by Beth E. Jörgensen, University of Rochester, and Beatriz Miranda Galarza, 17, Insti ...
Assistant Professor of French Anna Rosensweig's new book has just been published. Subjects of Affect ...
Students in JPNS 245: Japanese Science Fiction and Planetary Possible Futures are engaged with a var ...
EduLeisure with Mooney Marketing and Varesco Produzioni present Voyage to Procida a film by Frederic ...
MLC is proud to welcome Russian poet, journalist, professor, media personality, and satirist Dmitry Bykov
Dmitry is currently the inaugural Scholar in Exile in the Humanities Center and will be teaching courses in MLC on Russian culture, current events and world literature through the 2024-25 academic year.
Study languages and cultures at Rochester!
Check out this panel discussion featuring Professors John Givens (Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures), Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio (Italian Head Program) and Nicholas Gresens (Religion and Classics), who address the value and benefits of studying other languages and cultures as part of your undergraduate curriculum.Learn More
MLC students have earned 25 Fulbright grants since 2011!
Our students attend small classes and meet with their instructors—many of whom are native speakers—regularly. With our interdisciplinary curriculum, we prepare students for careers that stress critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Because our courses are frequently cross-listed with other departments, many MLC students can complete double or even triple majors.