Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

323 Herter Hall

Phone: (413) 545-6716

Chair of Department: Professor Maria Soledad Barbón

The department offers eight programs leading to the B.A. degree: (1) Chinese Language and Literature, (2) Japanese Language and Literature, (3) Comparative Literature, (4) French and Francophone Studies, (5) Italian Studies, (6) German and Scandinavian Studies, (7) Spanish, and (8) Portuguese. Many of these programs offer multiple tracks and several offer joint programs with other departments, such as Linguistics. The department offers a stimulating, multilingual, and cosmopolitan environment for literary and cultural studies; study abroad is highly encouraged. Detailed descriptions of the five units comprising the department follow.