Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Quinnipiac University! We are a vibrant community of teacher-scholars representing a variety of backgrounds and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of national languages, literatures, and their related fields.

Committed to educating the global citizens of tomorrow, the department offers coursework in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, and frames the study of these languages within that of the literary and cultural values, as well as the histories, of those who speak them.

As students acquire a knowledge and understanding of a language and culture, they develop critical skills to evaluate and analyze texts from both past and present, from the literary to hyper-contemporary media, within their social, political and historical contexts. Integrating these studies into a liberal arts CAS education, students develop a broader appreciation for not only global cultures, but also a deeper understanding of our own culture in its complexity and diversity.

Employers in today’s global market value this ability to identify and analyze media from a variety of perspectives, and speakers of languages other than English will have a competitive edge in the 21st-century workplace for their linguistic, analytical and intercultural competencies.

Learn more about the CT Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Annual Conference hosted at Quinnipiac on November 6, 2021

 

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There is an exciting new course for students to consider for the J-term

SP 226 ~ Exploring Global Engagement through Language 

Course description: Students enrolled in this course will “cross” multiple borders through intentionally designed virtual engagement with language learners in Nicaragua. The course will begin with an exploration of the meaning of culture, …

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Modern Languages to Host the American Assoc. of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese, CT Chapter Conference

The Department of Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will host the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, CT Chapter Conference on November 6th

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J-Term Opportunity: Exploring Global Engagement through Language

Wonderful J-term Opportunity! 

SP 226 ~ Exploring Global Engagement through Language 

Course description: Students enrolled in this course will “cross” multiple borders through intentionally designed virtual engagement with language learners in Nicaragua. The course will begin with an exploration of the …

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Exploring Water & Ecology in Morocco

If you wish to sign up please contact erin.sabato@quinnipiac.edu

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​The Women’s & Gender Studies Program Announces University-wide Logo Competition

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is seeking community input to design a new logo to go along with the University’s lettering. Anyone in the Quinnipiac community is welcome to submit a design to the WGS director, Lauren Sardi, at

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