Department of Classics & Modern Languages

 

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages offers our students opportunities to explore the languages and literature from cultures around the world.  The department strives to fulfill this mission in recognition that the world is globalized and pluralistic and that experiences with cultures other than our own broaden the mind and build understanding across cultures.  Both the ancient and modern languages serve to prepare students for a globalized and pluralistic world.  In the classical languages, emphasis is placed on the development of skills necessary for writing and reading the literature in the original languages, as well as for understanding the culture and history through works in translation.  In the modern languages, emphasis is placed on the development of skills necessary for communication in these languages: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The department’s mission reflects the Jesuit tradition of learning from people and civilizations across geographic and temporal boundaries as well as Xavier University’s  mission to prepare students “for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex and interdependent.”

Classics

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers majors in Classics and Classical Humanities, minors in Classical Humanities, Greek, and Latin.

French

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers a French major and French minor.

German

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers a German major and German minor.

Spanish

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers a Spanish major and Spanish minor.

Other Languages Offered

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers American Sign Language, Arabic, Italian, and Japanese classes.

Asian Studies Minor

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers an interdisciplinary Asian Studies Minor.

Deaf Studies Minor

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers an interdisciplinary Deaf Studies Minor.

Intensive English Program

In connection with the Center for International Education, the department of Classics and Modern Languages offers English as a Second Language through the Intensive English Program.

Latin American Studies Minor

The department of Classics and Modern Languages offers a minor in Latin American Studies.