2023-2024 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Modern Languages and Literatures

About Us

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.

We take pride in the diverse cultural, educational, intellectual and recreational opportunities available in the city of Chicago. Join us and experience all this for yourself.

For more information, please contact us.

Mission Statement

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.