Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
The department offers undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese; Spanish language and literature; Latin American language and civilization; two modern languages; and a major combining language and business. We also offer a minor in Chinese, two-year programs in Arabic and Italian, and Hebrew courses. Students may prepare for teaching careers in our five-year secondary teaching and certification program (STEP), and can also obtain translation certificates and participate in programs that prepare them for future involvement in a global context. Many of our students study abroad in programs operated by or affiliated with Oakland University. The department has a number of exchange programs with partner universities in other countries. The state-of-the-art Language Lab/Media Corridor houses interactive videos, audios, and computers with satellite programming.