The Catholic University of America

Modern Languages and Literatures

Undergraduate programs in Modern Language and Literature stress both practical and humanistic goals. A series of graduated language courses permits acquisition of oral, aural and written mastery of a foreign language. A major in Modern Language and Literature provides its graduates with both a specific area of skills and competence and a sense of the relationship between their particular discipline and the large body of knowledge that is the heritage of liberally educated persons.

CUA students have the opportunity to major in French, Spanish, Italian, or German. Modern Language majors learn to express themselves clearly and correctly through required advanced language courses. They acquire a general knowledge of the literature as a whole in survey courses and a deeper knowledge of special areas in the courses that follow which culminates in a final senior seminar class which coordinates all knowledge and skills which have been acquired until that point. Visit CUA's Modern Languages and Literatures Department home page.