Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

PLEASE NOTE: The University of Maine Board of Trustees has eliminated this department. Currently enrolled students with questions should contact the Dean of CAHS for more information.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers a uniquely rich and diverse humanities education with courses in Classics, French, Spanish, 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.  



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!