Department of Foreign Languages

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Meet our majors!

Julie Hippen, majoring in Romance Languages is our 2014/2015 Major of the Year

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Department of
Foreign Languages

Welcome to the UNO Department of Foreign Languages. Our department is the second largest in the College of Liberal Arts, employing 13 full-time faculty members, several part-time instructors and 7 graduate assistants. We offer instruction at various levels of proficiency in seven languages: French, German, Greek (Ancient), Italian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. We offer a B.A. in Romance languages with concentrations in French and Spanish. Students may also elect to complete a minor in Spanish or French. UNO offers a Summer Study-Abroad Program in Costa Rica and in Montpellier, France. Other UNO-directed international programs include one in the city of Innsbruck, Austria. We also supervise several exchange programs; e.g., UNO - Université d'Orléans, France. Upon graduation, our majors may pursue advanced studies in the Master of Arts in Romance Languages (options in French and Spanish). All our majors and graduate students are eligible for yearly departmental awards as well.

The city of New Orleans' unique history and special blend of cultures offer students of foreign languages a propitious environment, particularly in the francophone and hispanophone areas. A state-of-the-art language laboratory enables our students to supplement their class work with additional exposure to the language of their interest.

Our faculty engage in research and teaching activities around the world, from Argentina to Romania, and from France to Israel, thus contributing to the internationalization of the curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts and at UNO as a whole.