Language, Literature and Culture

  • Become a global citizen
  • Become more confident
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Enjoy books and films in the original
  • See your culture in a new light
  • Meet new people
  • Expand your career opportunities
  • Gain opportunities to make a difference
  • Avoid getting lost in translation

Explore Culture — Learn a Language

Mission and Educational Philosophy

The mission of the Department of Language, Literature and Culture (formerly Foreign Languages and Literatures) is to advance the linguistic and cultural competencies of students in one or more foreign languages. Mastering a foreign language includes speaking and writing proficiency, but also increasing one's appreciation and critical analysis of the cultures that share that language.

Language Placement Guidelines

Language, Literature and Culture Program

Language courses are available in

Majors are offered in


Students interested in studying


The 2016-2017 Seniors' awards go to:

Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer - The J. Fannin King Prize for Excellence in Comparative Literature

Madeline Phillips - The J. Fannin King Prize for Excellence in Comparative Literature

Dexel Sagoe-Moses - The J. Fannin King Prize for Excellence in French

John Hite - The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

Digby Kalert - The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

Julia Lewitt - The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

The 2015-2016 Seniors' awards go to:

Jane KenneryJ. Fannin King Prize for Excellence in French

Kayla Landis - The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

Daniel Padilla - The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

The 2014-2015 Seniors' awards go to:

Molly Burns & John Oliveras- The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

Danielle Jacques- The J. Fannin King Prize for Excellence in French

Jennifer Manglass- The J. Fannin King Prize for Excellence in Comparative Literature

The 2013-2014 Seniors' awards go to:

Annmarie A. Fransen- Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

Sophia Anastasio - J. Fannin King Award for Excellence in French

2012-2013 Student Award Winners

Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Fund Awards

Excellence in Comparative Literature
Anna Stusser '13

Excellence in Spanish Studies
Jillian Ceballos '13