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 or Marina van Zuylen

German Franz Kempf or Susan Bernofsky

Greek / Latin William Mullen or James Romm

Hebrew Hezi Brosh

Italian Maria Nicoletti or Carlo Zei

Japanese Gustav Heldt

Sanskrit Richard Davis, Bradley Clough

Spanish Aranzazu Borrachero or Melanie Nicholson

Russian Marina Kostalevsky or Lindsay Watton