Modern Languages

The Modern Languages & Literature Department offers Bachelor of Arts programs in the following majors:

  • French
  • Spanish

Students can also minor in the following:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Chinese, Japanese and Arabic are also offered to students, though are not majors or minors. 

Students pursuing a foreign language major or minor in one of the above areas, or who show interest in taking them per the Academic Interest Survey, will be placed into the appropriate level language course in the first semester (depending on course availability).  Students are placed in foreign language courses according to language background and academic history, as well as their performance on the foreign language placement exam, administered through the registration questionnaire.

For program information and course descriptions, please visit the on-line Undergraduate Catalogue. You will follow the 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalogue.  This catalogue is currently under construction but should be posted sometime this summer.  In the meantime, please refer to the 2014-15 Undergraduate Catalogue, as much of the information is the same.

What other courses are required of GU students? Learn more about core requirements.