The Department of Modern and Classical Languages serves a threefold purpose: to encourage an appreciation of humanistic values through the study of foreign literatures and cultures, to teach foreign languages as a means of communication, and to prepare students for academic careers and opportunities available in the field of international business.As part of a dynamic urban university in a city of growing international awareness and status, the department is fulfilling its responsibility to meet the increasing foreign language needs of the governmental, business, and professional communities.The Department of Modern and Classical Languages recognizes that an active command of the language and a thorough exploration of the culture form an essential basis for further study in its curriculum. To this end, the department maintains a state-of-the-art multimedia Language Acquisition and Resource Center (LARC) and sponsors several study-abroad programs.The department is also a testing center for diplomas certifying proficiency in business language and procedures. These diplomas are granted by chambers of commerce in various countries.The Department of Modern and Classical Languages offers elementary and intermediate classes in the following languages: *

 

Arabic Korean
Ancient Greek            Latin
Biblical Hebrew Modern Greek  
Chinese Modern Hebrew         
French Portuguese
German Russian
Italian Spanish
Japanese Turkish

 

American Sign Language is offered by the College of Education.* Please note that due to necessary minimum enrollment policies it is possible that not all classes of any given sequence can be offered in direct succession; this is particularly true among less commonly taught languages such as Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian.