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What Do You Want to Study?

In our introductory courses, students learn the basics of the language and culture. Students in our minors sharpen their communication skills and deepen their cultural knowledge, and students in our majors go on to take seminar-style courses in linguistic, literary, and cultural studies. Our award-winning and nationally accredited K-12 Teacher Education program offers opportunities for global and civic engagement. Our students study abroad in locations all around the world.

  • Paris Landiscape


    Studying French opens doors to many careers.

  • Paderborn


    Provides access to many fields of study and activity.

  • Spanish professor lecturing.


    Training in all aspects of language proficiency.

  • Chinese professor lecturing.


    Ranked as the most useful business language after English.

  • Boat navigating in a Italy canal.


    Experience one of the most fascinating cultures in the world.

  • Japanese paper lanters.


    The ninth most widely spoken language in the world.

  • Latin students posing holding an Illinois State flag


    The most influential language in modern Western culture.

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Interdisciplinary Programs

In addition to the department's minors in various languages, our students can also participate in the following interdisciplinary programs: