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Modern Languages Undergraduate Degrees

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The Modern Languages Department at Ohio University is diverse and vibrant, with faculty, staff, and students from many different countries, cultures, and communities. Modern Languages faculty publish top-level cultural, literary, cinematographic, and pedagogic research relating to a variety of languages, cultures, and time periods. This wide range of expertise means that courses provide students with a base of knowledge not only in language but, just as importantly, in cultural content so vital for understanding and navigating the world.

Modern Languages majors and minors learn to think analytically and critically in courses on literature, culture, linguistics, film, and art, and they acquire clarity of thought and expression through frequent writing assignments and speaking activities.

Modern Languages faculty are committed to student advising, and to guiding students through the options of double majors, complementary certificate programs, and elective courses. Small class sizes allow professors to address the needs of individual learners and encourage dialogue, collaboration, openness, and critical thinking.

With faculty guidance, seniors have successfully competed for postgraduate awards such as Fulbright and Truman Scholarships as well as for admission to M.A. and Ph.D. programs in a variety of fields. To complement course work, student language clubs and national honor societies sponsor events such as weekly conversation meetings and foreign film series. The department excels at challenging undergraduate students in a supportive environment where they can thrive and prepare themselves for a successful future.