About the Department

Our Mission

Exploring the texts around us, sharing stories and new perspectives, and studying language to better understand the world around us. Students in the Department of Languages & Literatures explore the persistent questions of humanity as they have developed in a variety of cultures, times, and places through immersion and interaction with voices, texts, images, and technologies. From this, our students develop the intellectual and practical skills to communicate across cultures and thrive in our changing world.

L&L faculty in Fall 2023 photo
L&L faculty