Mission Statement

BB Comer
BB Comer Hall, home of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics

The mission of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics is to provide our students with the language proficiency and intercultural competence necessary for the global society of the 21st century.

Our programs are tailored to instill in our students informed and critical perspectives regarding diverse cultures around the world and at home. Our department is equipped with the best facilities and technology available and is staffed by teachers and scholars with international experience and expertise.

Specifically, our mission at both the MA and PhD levels is to offer to our students programs aimed at achieving advanced language proficiency and extensive exposure to the languages, literature and cultures relevant to their disciplines by providing in-depth training in language, literature, linguistics, cultural studies, and theory.