Who We Are

The department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures offers courses in eleven languages, with majors in Arabic, Classics, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, and minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. At the graduate level we offer an M.A. in Modern Languages for French and German, an M.A. in Spanish. 

World Languages faculty are also key participants in a number of strong and growing interdisciplinary programs housed in Fulbright College, including Gender Studies, Jewish Studies, Middle East Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, European Studies, and Humanities

Learn more by checking out our resources on each program, links to instructor profiles, information about study abroad, and more.

What We Do

Department members direct and supervise a number of U of A faculty-led programs in the summers, in addition to several academic-year exchange programs we currently have available, and our faculty work with the Office of Study Abroad to help send more than 700 U of A students abroad to 42 countries.

Many of our faculty teach courses and direct dissertations within our multi-tracked Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.

We are also proud of our  World Languages and Digital Humanities Studio, which keeps our faculty and students current with the latest technologies for research, teaching, and learning by hosting workshops and events.

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Meet our Faculty

Our talented faculty make learning about other cultures and literatures a fun and eye-opening experience, and the process of learning another language invariably gives students many fresh new insights into their own language and culture.

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