From the Department Chair
The Department of Languages and Literatures offers a variety of courses in French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. Courses in Arabic and Chinese are offered off campus as part of the Lehman-Manhattan College Language Consortium. The Department also offers courses in literature and culture conducted in English, some of which satisfy the distribution requirement. In addition, a special Spanish-language sequence is offered for heritage speakers of Spanish to enable them to preserve and enhance their knowledge of Spanish. The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary programs in Comparative Literature, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, and Multilingual Journalism. For students majoring in fields with international or global goals, the department offers courses in phonetics, business, translation, reading in the arts and sciences, journalistic writing and health professions.
Undergraduate students in the Department of Languages and Literatures may major in French, Hebraic and Judaic Studies, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish. Students wishing to major in the Irish language complete the major in Comparative Literature (Irish sequence). Students may also minor in any of these areas as well as in Greek and Japanese. Finally, the department offers graduate studies in Spanish leading to an M.A. in Spanish.
- Thomas Ihde