Welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures
Congratulations to Prof. Keith Dickson (CLCS) and Prof. Mariko Wei (JPNS)! They were among 68 Purdue professors honored when they were inducted into the Book of Great Teachers on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Congratulations to alumna Julie O'Neill! she was named US chef de mision of Team US for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Julie received her BA in Russian from Purdue University. Click here for the complete article.
Please check the Film Events page for current and upcoming film events in SLC!
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.