Welcome to the Department of Languages and Literatures

The Department of Languages and Literatures offers concentrations in French, German and Spanish. Courses in Cherokee and Portuguese are also offered. Course work, experiential learning opportunities and extracurricular activities in the department are designed to provide the student with a solid command of a world language, as well as a thorough understanding of the literature and culture expressed through that language.  

Portuguese for beginners (PORT 110) is being offered in the Fall, followed by second intro course (PORT 120) in the Spring, and intermediate (PORT 230:Portuguese Through Brazilian Popular Music; 4-credit 3rd semester) in the Fall. Completion of PORT 110 and 120 fulfills the LAC second language requiremen