Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a major in Spanish Language and Cultures and minors in Italian and Spanish. Students can also explore a treasure trove of other languages at the introductory (and, in some cases, through to the intermediate level) in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese and Polish.

The study of modern languages along with the literatures and cultures associated with them, is valuable both personally and professionally. Students develop effective communication skills as well as cultural critical thinking and knowledge commensurate with the level of study achieved. In this way, the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures contributes in an important way to the educational foundation for a changing world of diverse cultures and people.

Language Placement

Students who continue the study of a modern language begun prior to college must take a placement test to be placed at the course level for which they qualify. For more information please visit and search for “Language Placement Exam.”

Study Abroad

Study abroad is encouraged for all students, especially those majoring in Spanish or minoring in Italian or Spanish. Quinnipiac facilitates wonderful opportunities for study abroad, and accepts relevant credit from colleges and universities abroad. Please visit the Study Abroad page for additional information.