Modern Languages and Literatures

Group of students in front of Parthenon - LGDrawing from a long Jesuit tradition of scholarship on and respect for the world's diverse languages and cultures and from New York City's vibrant multilingual and multicultural communities and institutions, the department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a wide range of courses in ARABIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, MANDARIN CHINESE, RUSSIAN and SPANISH that aim to develop students' linguistic proficiency and cultural competence. It also offers upper-level courses leading to majors and minors in French, German, Italian and Spanish, and minors in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian.