Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

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Our department conducts research on international topics, offers 12 languages, and serves students from all majors. Language and literature can open doors for business, research, global collaborations, and deeper relationships. Come discover a whole new world as you learn a language with us. The available language programs include:

NEWS AND STORIES SPOTLIGHT

Janell Watson, Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

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Janell Watson

Janell Watson Named Department Chair

Think about the last time you met someone new. Did you speak a greeting? Shake hands? Bow? Whatever you did, the culture surrounding you likely guided your instinctual salutation.

Janell Watson, the new chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, believes to be successful in teaching languages one must educate students in culture and history. These elements go hand-in-hand in creating understanding and proper communication skills. View more Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures stories.