Foreign Languages and Literature -Programs


Twelve Areas of Humanistic Inquiry and Exploration

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish, as well as a minor in Russian. Coursework in the department’s nine languages also plays a significant role in many interdisciplinary degree programs at Lafayette: Chinese and Japanese support the major and minor in Asian Studies; Russian language and literature are the backbone of the major in Russian & East European Studies; Greek and Latin are the foundation of the minor in Classical Civilization; Modern Hebrew is essential to the minor in Jewish Studies; Spanish is the mainstay of the minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. The department is also home to Comparative Literature, which offers a wide selection of courses taught in English and a minor in Literature in Translation.

Finally, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures provides its students the opportunity to study teaching methodology, which includes a Language Teaching Practicum in local primary or secondary schools.

A comprehensive list of courses is available to students interested in the aforementioned programs.

Contact Us

Sidney Donnell, Department Head
404 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5260

Markus Dubischar, Assistant Head
423 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5293

Joli Mellett, Department Secretary
410 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5252

Foreign Languages and Literatures
Lafayette College
413 Pardee Hall
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5252
(610) 330-5656 (fax)