World Languages and Literatures

If you're interested in learning the language and exploring the culture of other countries, we have a wide range of choices for you.

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers courses in 10 languages with Bachelor of Arts degrees available in French, German and Spanish and minors available in Chinese Studies and Japanese Language and Culture.

Our list of language courses includes:

Arabic           Chinese          French            German          Italian

Japanese      Korean           Latin               Russian          Spanish   

Students who complete a major in a language with teaching certification will
be in high demand for jobs in education.

Learning a language can also enhance opportunities in other professions.
Companies based in the U.S. are doing business with foreign customers
in what has become a worldwide economy.

We invite you to go through our website for more details. If you would like
additional information, stop by our department in Room 134 of the Landrum
Building or send an e-mail request to


Department headlines

The Land of Many Palaces.

On Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the NKU Digitorium, the department will host a screening of the documentaryThe Land of Many Palaces.  A reception for the film's director will precede the screening.  For more information, go to the News and Events page.

Read the research

Click here to see a list of studies compiled by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Questions button