CROSS-DISCIPLINARY LANGUAGE PROGRAM

The Foreign Languages faculty conduct a cross-disciplinary language program in Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, French, German, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. This program's purpose is to reach out and provide sophisticated upper-level foreign language education to students from all fields so that they may become literate in a language other than English.

The program pays heed to a student's individual ambitions by incorporating a foreign language component into regularly offered courses in his/her field. More specifically, the language faculty teach tutorials in which significant works or passages are read and discussed in the foreign language. Thus, for example, a philosophy major with a two-year proficiency in German, will read Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy in both English (in "Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy") and in German (in the concurrent tutorial).

To create tutorials as described above, contact the appropriate Language Faculty as noted below:

Arabic

Hezi Brosh

Chinese

Li-Hua Ying

French

Odile Chilton, Andre Aciman, or Marina van Zuylen

German

Franz Kempf or Susan Bernofsky

Greek / Latin

William Mullen or James Romm

Italian

Carlo Zei

Sanskrit

Richard Davis, Bradley Clough

Spanish

Melanie Nicholson

Russian

Marina Kostalevsky or Lindsay Watton