Discover Modern Languages and Literature
The department of Modern Languages and Literature offers majors and minors in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese, and additional language courses in German. About 60 to 70 percent of our students are double majors.
- Our classes are small and you have the opportunity to get to know your classmates and professor, always using the target language.
- Many of our students study abroad for a semester or a year.
- Our professors are highly experienced in their fields and have traveled widely.
Which Language Should You Choose?
There are many reasons to study each of the languages offered at Pacific. We invite you to explore these web pages, so you can decide which would be best for you:
If you're thinking of studying abroad, you've come to the right place! We strongly encourage our students to participate in a semester abroad or summer immersion program. Pacific was ranked as one of the best institutions in the U.S. for students interested in studying overseas.*
Broaden Your Cultural Perspective
Learning another language opens the door to a new culture, a new way of seeing the world. Imagine being able to communicate with people from many different backgrounds and travel the world.
In addition to the opportunity for direct cultural contact provided by Pacific's many Study Abroad program possibilities, our faculty emphasizes cultural content through the study of film, literature, poetry readings, invited speakers, film showings and theater outings.
* In November 2010, the Institute of International Education ranked Pacific 14th out of approximately 1,000 colleges in the U.S. as one of the best institutions for students interested in studying abroad.