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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Language Minors


Minors in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Comparative Literature, Foreign Languages, and Linguistics give students the opportunity to refine language skills, develop linguistic awareness, and acquire knowledge of a foreign culture and/or literature. Skills-development courses, which facilitate speaking, reading, writing, and understanding of a foreign language, are offered in these languages as well as in Arabic, Chinese, and Italian. Courses in comparative studies in the humanities relate literatures to the other arts and general currents of culture and humanistic thought, while coursework in linguistics focuses on general concepts of linguistic structure and meaning and relates language development to other areas of human understanding. Additional study abroad is strongly encouraged.

To declare a language minor, visit the COLFA Advising Center in room 4.01.50 of the Multidisciplinary Building or at

Course requirements for language minors can be found at