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.

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures News and Events

  • 11/28- On November 3-4, 2017, German faculty and students from SLU's and Webster U's German program participated in the annual German Immersion Weekend (Sprachwochenende) at SLU's Lay Center near Louisiana, MO.

  • 11/28- The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures received funding from the College of Arts and Sciences to hold a symposium on the Russian Revolutions of 1917.

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