Arabic


First-year Arabic courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.


The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division Arabic courses. These courses help solidify language expertise, cultural understanding, and Arabic literature. Common courses taught investigate the culture and society of the Middle East and North Africa. Some upper-division courses are taught in English.  


Chinese 


First-year Chinese courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.

 

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division Chinese courses. These courses cover a mix of topics designed to -  

  1. Develop students' language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing 
  2. Advance the understanding of Chinese culture 
  3. Improve students' ability to adapt to a different social environment 



French and Francophone Studies


First-year French courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.

  

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division French and Francophone studies courses. These courses help solidify language expertise, progressing to foundations of French and Francophone literatures and cultures. Advanced courses explore Canadian history, poetry, and various subjects in advanced literature, along with topics covering Francophone Africa.  


German 


First-year German courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.

  

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division German courses. These courses help solidify language expertise, cultural understanding, and German literature. Advanced courses explore periods of German history (such as Nachkriegsdeutschland), film, and culture along with other topics such as German short-form fiction. Some courses are offered in English.  


Hebrew 


First-year Hebrew courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.

  

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division Hebrew courses. These courses help solidify language expertise while more deeply exploring its cultural context. Advanced courses explore modern Hebrew literature, music, and film. Many students also simultaneously explore programs offered by DU’s Center for Judaic Studies (CJS)


Italian 


First-year Italian courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading. 


The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division Italian courses. These courses help solidify language expertise, cultural understanding, and Italian literature. Advanced courses explore 20th century history and culture, Italian Jewish Literature, and Italian film.  


Japanese 


First-year Japanese courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading. 


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division Japanese courses. These courses help solidify language expertise, cultural understanding, and Japanese literature. Advanced courses explore topics such classic literature and literature and film in post-war Japan. 


Latin and Ancient Greek 


First-year Latin courses are offered annually. Greek may be offered as an independent/directed study. After the first year of study, our approach to texts is both philological and humanistic. We encourage your "love of language"—both of Latin and Greek, as well as English. Broaden your perspective as you read ancient texts that still speak to our human condition in the best and worst of times. 


Russian 


First-year Russian courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.

  

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLandC@du.edu) offers upper-division Russian courses. These courses help solidify language expertise, cultural understanding, and Russian literature. Advanced courses explore topics such as Russian prose and Soviet/Post-Soviet film 


Spanish 


First-year Spanish courses are offered through the Center for World Languages and Cultures (cwlc@du.edu). These courses primarily focus on the basics of language, writing, speaking, and reading.

  

The Department of Spanish Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (SLLCS@du.edu) offers upper-division Spanish courses. These courses finalize your basic language knowledge before rapidly expanding in scope to cover the nuanced intersections of culture, literature, and the Spanish language globally. Advanced courses explore Imperial Spain, Latin American Culture, the concept and construction of Caribbean Blackness, and many other topics across the Spanish-speaking world. 


Courses are also offered in Quechua by Professor Alison Krogel. Please email her at alison.krogel@du.edu for more information.