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Russian alumna named dean at Illinois Institute of Technology

"Teaching the Past: Dissenting Histories in the Classroom"

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Danielle Allen
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SLC Faculty Colloquium

SLC organizes a Faculty Colloquium Series of three lectures per semester.  These lectures are an opportunity for our faculty and invited speakers to present and discuss their current research projects.  Please contact Dr. Jessica Sturm ( for more information.

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The School of Languages and Cultures (formerly the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) offers basic courses in all of the languages you see on the left. Classics includes both Latin and Ancient Greek. For Hebrew, students may choose either Biblical or Modern Hebrew. In Chinese and Spanish, the department offers some special courses for heritage speakers.

Undergraduate majors are currently available in Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. These programs also offer minors. Additionally, the department has minors in Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese. Minors and "double majors" in a foreign language are especially popular with undergraduates at Purdue.

The School of Languages and Cultures offers Doctoral programs in French, German, and Spanish literature and linguistics, as well as Second Language Acquisition. Faculty members in the School of Languages and Cultures enjoy a reputation for excellence in research. The department sponsors a monograph series in romance literatures, and is the source of three scholarly journals. For more information, see the Publications page.

School of Languages and Cultures
Purdue University
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039
Phone: (765) 494-3828 Fax: (765) 496-1700

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