The MCLC department offers to students at the beginning and intermediate levels an awareness of linguistic diversity in human societies, an ability to communicate at a basic level in a second language, and an acquaintance with the culture of that language. Majors and minors acquire high levels of communicative skills, a broad acquaintance with the culture, and an ability to understand and analyze the cultural manifestations (mores, literature and the arts, history) of their chosen languages. A major in this department prepares the conscientious student for graduate school or for teaching in secondary, middle, or elementary schools, and provides very useful skills applicable in international business, the travel industry, social work, foreign missions, and other areas. A language major or minor can also be a valuable complement to another major. Majors are encouraged to spend a semester or a year in a foreign study program. Foreign studies at any level, with fully transferable credit, are available at through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and through other programs. Minors in Asian Studies and Classics are also offered.

See description of French major and minor.
See description of German major and minor.
See description of Greek.
See description of Japanese.
See description of Latin.
See description of Spanish major and minor.

Course Offerings

309. Culture Shock: Meeting the Challenge of the Other. (3 hours) This course helps students who plan to study or work abroad to handle the challenges they will be facing and to take full advantage of the learning opportunities that such an experience offers. Spring

360. Internship. (1-3 hours) This course provides supervised practical experience in international business, media, education, or government or other fields. Prerequisites: Junior status, SPA/FRE/GER 230 or LAT/GRK/JPN 202.

370. Topics in Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures. (3 hours) Study of a special topic announced at advanced registration. No Prerequisite.