Department of Modern Languages

The study of international languages and cultures has become increasingly essential in today's globally interdependent society, particularly as it helps facilitate cultural understanding and appreciation, and a greater exchange of material and intellectual goods. Oswego's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, one of the largest in the SUNY system, offers major and minor programs of study in French, German and Spanish. In addition, it offers a major in Language and International Trade; certification programs for teachers of French, German, and Spanish; and it a minor in Italian. The Department also provides students with the opportunity to study other languages, among them: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese.