Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Spanish Immersion Weekend May 30th and 31st. See news items below for details!
Picture of Toledo, Spain
Summer University in Cadiz, Spain
People walking through a plaza in Cadiz, Spain

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers a uniquely rich and diverse humanities education with majors in Classics, French, and Spanish.  Classes in other languages are also offered on an ongoing basis, such as German, Italian, and Chinese.  The study of world languages, cultures, and literatures provides students marketable skills for a wide variety of professions in the global marketplace.  

A teacher education track is available to students majoring in either Classics, French or Spanish and is designed to provide prospective teachers a strong academic foundation along with a continuous focus on both the theory and practice of teaching through a sequence of pre- internship education courses and field experiences.

News & Events

World Philosophy Day Poster
World Philosophy Day Panel Discussion November 20th, Thursday, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Payson Smith Hall, Rm 204 Free and open to the public
William James Lecture Poster
Come and join the Philosophy Dept. for a dynamic panel discussion on "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe", authored by Prof. William Gavin. Thursday, Oct 23, 1:15-2:30 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus. Pizza will be served at 1:00 pm. Free & Open to the public.
Einstein Being Goofy
We are starting a German language table at USM for all speakers of German who would like to get together for conversation -- USM students, family, friends. We will meet next Wednesday, September 17 for the first time: WANN? From 1:45 to 2:45 Wo? At the International Languages House at 102 Bedford St., ground floor conference room. Please feel free to bring your lunch or refreshments -- and a laptop to view German websites for topics of interest for discussion. WICHTIG! We will leave our English at the door and speak GERMAN. All levels are welcome!