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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Students in Saint Louis University’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures don’t just study language; beyond linguistic and intercultural competence, they gain an appreciation for art, politics, people and cultures around the world.

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has developed comprehensive curricula that fit easily into the study of humanities, as well as the social and natural sciences. And, if you pursue a double major in a modern or classical language, you will find you are better prepared for employment in a number of rewarding careers.

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Why Study Languages?

Studying languages can help you gain a broader understanding both yourself and the customs of others, an exceedingly important virtue in today's increasingly globalized world. In addition, language study helps develop analytical and synthetic reasoning, and provides a better understanding of your first language and of language in general.

LLC Diversity Statement

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures welcomes students to an experience of inclusion by bringing societies from every corner of the globe into the classroom. Our students emerge from our classes committed to building better societies in which cooperation with others enhances the collective human experience. The programs in the department teach students that holistic, global learning happens when it is informed by people who are unique and different from each other. To assure such a learning environment, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures includes and accepts faculty and students that represent all human identities, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, and ability.