Catalog 2015-2016

Foreign Languages

Teaching Faculty

Professors Oudekerk (German coordinator), Resinski, and Vilahomat 
Associate Professor Contreras-Silva (chair, Spanish coordinator) 
Assistant Professors Jellenik (French coordinator), Liu (Chinese coordinator), Rauh, and Vidal-Torreira
Instructors Fabricio and French 
Visiting Instructors Cottrant-Estell and Tsai 
Adjunct Teaching Staff Stockwell


The Department of Foreign Languages offers majors and minors in Classics, French, German, and Spanish. The department also offers a Chinese minor; courses in Chinese language and literature may be used for the Asian Studies minor. Our programs in modern languages are designed to develop written and oral communication skills in the target languages, to promote global awareness through the study of different cultures and peoples, and to encourage aesthetic appreciation through the study of literature.  Our program in Classics encourages students to develop a multi-faceted view of Greek and Roman antiquity through an interdisciplinary study of language, literature, history, and philosophy.

Students may also choose to certify to teach a foreign language and should in that instance consult with the Education Department to follow the approved state program for teacher certification.


Classics-Latin, Greek





Literature In Translation

English As a Second or Other Language

Program Course Listings

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