Modern LanguagesWestern Arts and Humanities
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    Comparative Literatures and Cultures

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    German Language and Culture

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    Italian Language & Culture

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    Spanish Language, Linguistics & Hispanic Culture

Modern Languages and Literatures offers a variety of undergraduate courses and program options in Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, German Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, and Spanish Language and Linguistics and Hispanic Cultures. Courses in Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Persian, Korean, and Russian language and culture are also offered.


madamsonpictureMelitta Adamson

Melitta Adamson teaches German and Comparative Literatures and Cultures. An expert in medieval cooking and dietetics, she teaches courses ranging from food and medicine in the Middle Ages to Vienna at the time of Klimt and Freud. Learn More

vwolffpictureVictoria Wolff

Victoria Wolff is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies. Her research and teaching interests are Interartistic Approaches to Hispanic Literature (Music and Literature), Transatlantic Studies, and Hispanic Cultural Studies. She is particularly interested in Community-Engaged Learning. Learn More

What we offer


  • Courses in Modern languages and Literatures are the gate-way to new perspectives on yourself and your world!


  • The Department encourages students to see the world through many different cultures, languages, literatures and media. To this end, we offer two different Graduate Programs, Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies.

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