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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish at various levels.

As a student becomes familiar with a particular language, she develops an understanding of the nature of language in general.

By studying literary works in the original language, a student acquires an ability to read with enjoyment and full comprehension. She also develops knowledge of the intellectual and social history of the people who speak the language.

Moreover, the knowledge and experience obtained in the critical reading of the major works of foreign literature permanently extend the range of a student's resources in the humanities and provide a means and taste for developing them further.

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