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Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies promotes the study and teaching of second languages and the study of the literatures and cultures produced by the peoples of those languages.

Modern Languages Faculty

The Department offers both general introductions to these languages and cultures as well as advanced study for the training of teachers, scholars, and other professionals. 

The Department also serves as a catalyst for the creation of community events and activities to promote cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary understanding, communication, and analysis.
The Department fosters the intellectual advancement of its teaching faculty by enabling the pursuit of scholarly goals.

In addition to major programs in French, German, and Spanish, the Department of Modern Languages department offers courses in the following languages, according to demand.

  • Biblical Greek
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin

Testing and Additional Course Options

The Department of Modern Languages offers online and hybrid courses. These courses allow you to learn without the rigid schedule of traditional classroom learning. Advanced Placement and CLEP testing both offer the possibility to get credit for a foreign language you have studied in school. Follow the links below to learn more.

AP Credit    CLEP Testing

Student Learning Outcomes

The following list of Student Learning Outcomes highlights the key knowledge, values and skills that students will gain from the program and provides a clear framework for success. By focusing on the student and their ability to demonstrate specific behaviors, this framework ensures that the program is meeting its goals and making progress towards continuous improvement.

Graduates of UCO Department of Modern Language programs will able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in oral expression appropriate to their level.
  • demonstrate written communication skills appropriate to their level.
  • demonstrate sound research skills and citation of sources appropriate to the discipline.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the culture, history, and literature pertaining to their target language.
  • engage in leadership through tutoring, language club events, and various department activities.