The Foreign Languages faculty conduct a cross-disciplinary language program in French, German, 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). It goes without saying that such an intertwining of regular course with language tutorial will lead to a salutary cross-fertilization in a student's apprehension of both form and content of a given work or passage.
To create tutorials as described above, contact the appropriate Language Faculty as noted below:
|French||Prof. Odile Chilton, Andre Aciman, or Marina Van Zuylen|
|German||Prof. Franz Kempf or Prof. Susan Bernofsky|
|Italian||Prof. Maria NicolettiP|
|Latin||Prof. Christopher Callanan|
|Spanish||Prof. Melanie Nicholson|
|Russian||Prof. Lindsay Watton|