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Undergraduate

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

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

French

  • FR 101: Elementary French I
  • FR 102: Elementary French II
  • FR 111: French in Focus: Intensive Elementary French
  • FR 153: Intermediate French
  • FR 154: Screening French Shorts: Intensive Intermediate French
  • FR 155: French Conversation and Composition
  • FR 157: French in France
  • FR200: Advanced French
  • FR 202: Introduction to Literature in French
  • FR 207: French in France
  • FR 211: Aspects of French Grammar
  • FR 212: French Literature in Translation
  • FR 227: Laughing Matters
  • FR 242: Theatre Français
  • FR 244: Crimes of Passion: Love and Death on the Classical French Stage
  • FR 245: Revolution and Romanticism
  • FR 246: Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo
  • FR 267: Baudelaire: Poetry and Modernity
  • FR 268: Jean Renoir and Cinema
  • FR 270: Women Write Women: Africa and Caribbean

German

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

Italian

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

Japanese

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

Korean

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

Polish

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

Portuguese

  • POR 101: Elementary Portuguese I
  • POR 102: Elementary Portuguese II
  • POR 151: Intermediate Portuguese I
  • POR 152: Intermediate Portuguese II

Russian

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

Spanish

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