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EKU's Department of Languages, Cultures, and Humanities brings the world to you! We offer courses in language, literature and culture to help you become more culturally literate, well-rounded global citizens.

We offer Majors in Comparative Humanities, French, French Teaching, Spanish, and Spanish Teaching; Minors in French, Humanities, and Spanish;  Certificates of Conversation and Culture in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; as well as classes in Latin and Arabic.


Mission Statement

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and Humanities is a multi-disciplinary unit which offers a variety of programs through which students gain new insights into other cultures and develop the language skills necessary for participation and leadership in the global community. 

Our major and minor programs in Comparative Humanities provide students with opportunities to explore the literary and cultural heritage of other peoples and to acquire a critical understanding of their own heritage.  The French and Spanish programs prepare the students to communicate in two major world languages which are both spoken on several continents.  Our French and Spanish teaching degrees help meet the increasingly critical need for foreign language teachers in Kentucky.  We also offer certificate programs primarily for non-language majors with emphasis on basic conversation skills and cultural understanding, currently available in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

The department helps students to fulfill General Education requirements in Blocks III and VIII through course offerings in French (FRE), German (GER),  Japanese (JPN), Latin (LAT), Spanish (SPA), and occasionally other languages such as Arabic (as FLS courses); through foreign culture and civilization courses (FCC); and also through the basic sequence of Humanities courses (HUM). 

All our courses, whether in language, literature, culture, or humanities, strive to foster an atmosphere in which students can experience the joy of learning and intellectual fulfillment while developing deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.


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