Welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures
The School of Languages and Cultures (formerly the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) offers study in the following areas: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
We are organized into five Departments which manage their respective academic and engagement activities:
The Department of American Sign Languages, Arabic, Classics (includes Ancient Greek and Latin) Biblical and Modern Hebrew, and Italian (“ACHI”)
The Department of East Asian Languages (Chinese and Japanese)
The Department of French
The Department of German and Russian
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese
We are pleased to welcome American Sign Language as a new member of the School of Languages and Cultures effective Fall 2014.
Undergraduate majors and minors are currently available in Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Minors in Arabic, Chinese and Portuguese are also available. Minors and “double majors” in a world language are especially popular with Purdue undergraduates.
The School of Languages and Cultures offers literature and linguistics track options for Masters and Doctoral programs in French, German, and Spanish; and a Masters degree in second language acquisition/pedagogy for Japanese. Our faculty members enjoy a well-deserved reputation for excellence in research. SLC sponsors a monograph series in romance literatures, and is the source of two scholarly journals For more information, see the Publications page.
School of Languages and Cultures
640 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2039
Phone (765) 494-3828
Fax (765) 496-1700