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.
Sidney Donnell, Department Head
404 Pardee Hall
Markus Dubischar, Assistant Head
423 Pardee Hall
Joli Mellett, Department Secretary
410 Pardee Hall
Foreign Languages and Literatures
413 Pardee Hall
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5656 (fax)