The programs in Modern Languages seek to develop a student’s ability to speak, understand, read, and write another language and to foster an appreciation of its literature and civilization. The department regularly offers courses in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
Major programs are available in Arabic Studies, Chinese Studies, French, German, Italian, Japanese Studies, and Spanish; these consist of advanced courses at the 200- and 300-levels. Students may begin their Modern Language major upon completion of elementary and intermediate courses (100-level courses) or successful placement testing. Minor programs are available for all languages.
All students are strongly encouraged to participate in DePaul’s Study Abroad Programs in China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Poland, and other locations. Consult the Study Abroad Office for current offerings.