Department of Languages and Literature

Course Offerings and Course Rotation

To learn more about the courses offered by the Department in various subject areas, please click on any of the following links. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule, or contact the Department.

Note: Department courses are scheduled on a regular two-year rotation.



Arabic courses provide language instruction at the introductory and intermediate levels as well as discussion of elements of Arab culture.



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Courses in Chinese are designed to allow students to gain proficiency in the language and to become more familiar with the culture and history of China.



old bookEnglish Language & Literature

Courses in English Language & Literature offer study of literary works from a variety of periods, genres, and literary traditions, with an emphasis on strategies for interpretation and analysis.



typewriterLinguistics (M.A.)

The Department's graduate courses in Linguistics provide insight into the nature of language and how it is used to communicate for different purposes in a variety of contexts.



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Courses in Spanish offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced language instruction, with additional coursework available that focuses on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture.



The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.

– Italo Calvino