Modern Languages and Literatures
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers coursework in many languages. Exact offerings vary each semester, but typical courses include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi/Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish. We offer BA degree programs in French, Italian and Spanish, and an MA degree program in Hispanic Studies.
Several minors are offered in language study, while others combine language, literature and culture.
Our department also offers Literature in Translation courses, which are courses taught in English with content from foreign literature and ﬁlm.
Many of our courses fulﬁll interdisciplinary program requirements. Students may earn credit in Asian Studies, African Studies and the African Diaspora, Catholic Studies, Global and International Studies, Islamic World Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies and Gender Studies. The department offers faculty-led summer programs https://www.luc.edu/modernlang/study_abroad.shtml in Córdoba (Spain) and elsewhere, varying from year to year.
The department has full-time faculty members with strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a ﬁrm commitment to research. Study in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages close contact between faculty and students. In the tradition of the university at large, we value the individual.
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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is committed to teaching students to develop linguistic, cultural, and literary competencies in world languages that are critical to engaging in our diverse global society. Through an interdisciplinary approach, faculty members seek to educate students as world citizens by helping them acquire knowledge, awareness, and empathy that allows them to uphold Loyola University Chicago’s Jesuit principles of service and social justice.
- Arabic Language and Culture Minor
- Asian Language and Literatures Minor
- Chinese Language and Culture Minor
- French (BA)
- French Language and Literature Minor
- French Language Minor
- German Studies Minor
- Hispanic Studies (BA/MA)
- Italian (BA)
- Italian American Studies Minor
- Italian Language and Literature Minor
- Italian Language Minor
- Italian Studies (BA)
- Japanese Language and Culture Minor
- Literature in Translation Minor
- Spanish (BA)
- Spanish Language and Literature Minor
- Spanish Language Minor
Modern Languages and Literatures Department Policies
Double Dipping Policy
- Students may not major and minor in the same discipline.
- Majors: Not less than 21 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each major; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one major, not of more than one major.
- Minors and interdisciplinary minors: not less than 8 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor or major.
Undergraduate Policies and Procedures
Please see Undergraduate Policies and Procedures for academic policies that supersede those of academic units within the University.