Majors  

The School of Languages and Cultures offers the following majors:

 

 

Asian Studies 

The Asian Studies program brings together an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students devoted to the study of China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.

Contact: Daniel Hsieh

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Chinese Studies

Discover a world with great history, great culture, and a Great Wall. Major or Minor in Chinese and learn a language that millions of people speak. 

Contact: Daniel Hsieh

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Classical Studies

Explore the ancient world with a Major or Minor in Classical Studies. This interdisciplinary field explores all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life – history, society, literature, science, religion, and mythology.

Contact: 

Chair for Arabic, Classics, Hebrew and Italian: Dr. Ahmed Idrissi

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French

The faculty and staff of the French section of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University offer a full range of undergraduate courses in language, literature, linguistics, and film. 

Contact: Dr. Jessica Sturm

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German

German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Discover German language and culture with a major at the Department of German in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Contact: Dr. Robert Channon

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Italian Studies 

Italian is an incredibly beautiful and intricate language. The Italian program offers  an interdisciplinary major in Italian Studies with classes in literature, film, and culture.

Contact:  Dr. Tatjana Babic Williams 

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Japanese

Japan is a prosperous country and has the most diverse economy in Asia. Earn a major in Japanese at the School of Languages and Culture. 

Contact: Daniel Hsieh

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Russian

Russian is an important world language and Russia has a rich culture. The Russian Program offers courses in Russian language, as well as courses in Russian literature, Russian linguistics, and Russian civilization and culture.  

Contact: Dr. Robert Channon

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Spanish 

 

 21 million students learn Spanish around the world. Open the doors to communicate with the 400 million Spanish speakers of the World earning a major in Spanish at the School of Languages and Cultures.

Contact: Dr. Marcia Stephenson 

 

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