A language placement test may be required for students in all language programs with background in that language.
Language is the primary medium of human culture and expression. It is the fundamental vehicle not only of the routine of daily life but also of our highest intellectual aspirations and achievements. Our undergraduate programs in:
open doors to new ways of understanding the world and the self through the study of other languages, cultures and literatures. Non-program courses in Hebrew, Modern Greek, Modern Standard Hindi and Modern Russian are also offered by the department.
Starting from the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, our programs integrate innovative approaches to the study of literature and culture with practice and experience in translation, second language pedagogy and critical inquiry.
In all cases, students are provided with a sound linguistic foundation that will prove advantageous in career areas such as education, business, government, the travel industry or international organizations.