Classics and Modern Languages

Meet our graduating seniors!

From all of us at the Department of Classics and Modern Languages, congratulations to the class of 2021! We are very proud of you, and excited to hear about your new adventures. Stay in touch! We will miss you.

Meet our graduating seniors


Department Notice Regarding COVID-19
As the COVID-19 situation improves, it is very important that we continue to practice the promotion of social distancing and rely on the advice of health experts. All Classics and Modern Languages faculty and staff will maintain their normal summer schedules effective Monday, May 10, 2021. If you need assistance, Mrs. Pam Rose, Administrative Assistant, will be available to direct your request from 8:00AM until 3:00PM MWF and 8:00 AM until 2:00 T/TR. She may be reached at 513-745-3464 or email rose@xavier.edu.

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 and Francophone Studies

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages offers a French and Francophone Studies major and French and Francophone Studies 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.

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

Latin American Studies Minor

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

Other Languages Offered

The Department of Classics and Modern Languages offers also offers Arabic, Chinese, Italian, and Japanese classes (101, 102, 201, 202) that also fulfill the University Core language requirement.