Foreign Language

Knowledge of a foreign language is intrinsic to a sound education in the liberal arts.

Language not only defines cultural identity, it also constitutes the basis of the literary and philosophical heritage that is at the heart of advanced learning in the humanities.

Stepping into another language enriches the imagination by offering fresh insights, perspectives that challenge unexamined habits of mind, and the simple adventure of gaining access to another way of life and thought.

list of courses that satisfy the foreign language requirement

World Languages and Cultures Committee

The World Languages and Cultures Committee comprises a representative from each of the foreign language programs at Brandeis. The committee meets regularly to promote the study of languages at Brandeis, discuss policies, provide professional development to all language faculty, and organize cultural events. WLC decisions have an impact on our curriculum development.

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