As the largest department in the College of Arts & Sciences, we are committed to the national goal of universal bilingualism. We teach 18 languages, offer 9 majors and 3 Masters Degrees in French, Linguistics, and Spanish. Our majors are interdisciplinary and many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and colleges. The purposes of our department are parallel and multiple: to promote the knowledge of languages, to study and facilitate the study of literary and other cultural texts, to study and facilitate the study of language on a theoretical level, and in all its endeavors to promote critical thinking. To these ends, the Department is committed to excellent and innovative scholarship and teaching and to the promotion of diversity and trans-cultural understanding within the department and the university.