Languages and Linguistics

You can study language along with the history, literature, and culture of a particular region or country either in stand-alone language courses or embedded in full-time programs along with other areas of study. Languages regularly offered in these courses and programs include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Irish Gaelic
  • Chinese
  • Ancient Greek and Latin
  • and occasionally German and Arabic

We offer advanced opportunities for language study in Spanish and French and support students who learned language in family/community as well as classroom settings.

Many interdisciplinary programs also include options for study abroad. Past programs have travelled to:

  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mainland China
  • Taiwan
  • Egypt
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Greece

In addition, evening language courses are regularly offered in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese (with occasional offerings in other languages) as well as linguistics, which includes topics such as language structure, linguistic meaning, and language in relation to culture and society.

Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Crowley, Lin media and Chinese studies
Flores, Hugo Spanish language
Hastings, Rachel linguistics, mathematics
Nelson, Alice Spanish language, Latin American studies
Ocampo, Catalina Spanish language, Latin American literature
Rogol, Ethan Spanish Language
Williams, Sean ethnomusicology
Selected Programs 2022-23
Title Class Standing Credits
Ancient Greek I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Ancient Greek II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Chinese - First Year I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Chinese - First Year II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Chinese - First Year III
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
French - First Year I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
French - First Year II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
French - First Year III
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
French - Second Year I
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
French - Second Year II
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Selected Programs 2023-24
Title Class Standing Credits
Paris Muse: Evoking Place in Literature, History and Music
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16