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The department offers a wide range of courses in Modern Languages at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum as part of its mission to support and advance the international and global competencies of university students. At present, students can major in Modern Languages with options in French, German, Italian, or Spanish. They may also minor in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, or Spanish. Students also have the option of taking Japanese language courses. Courses are designed to offer students extended study of the language, literatures, and cultures of these language communities.