Expand your experience of the world with a degree in languages, literatures and cultures. Our small, interactive classes and faculty experts integrate language learning with in-depth inquiry into multicultural understanding. Across our programs, you'll develop communication and problem-solving skills to tackle today's global challenges. Linguistic and cultural knowledge can be applied to a wide range of majors and careers, while offering opportunities for immersive understanding of human experience across the globe.

Students pursuing a major in languages, literatures and cultures can choose a concentration in Chinese, French & Francophone Studies, German, Italian, Japanese, or Russian. In addition to those six languages, minors are also available for Hebrew and Latin.

The Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department at DU provides:

  • Small class sizes

    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample time to connect with our accomplished instructors

  • Study Abroad

    Study abroad opportunities around the world

  • outside the classroom

    Multiple ways to tie your studies into key out-of-class experiences, including service learning, internships and extracurricular activities

  • Student support

    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

Concentrations & Requirements

Language Concentrations

Students majoring or minoring in languages, literatures and cultures will choose a language concentration. 

Major Concentrations
Minor Concentrations

While there is no Arabic concentration, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures does provide advanced courses in Arabic. Contact llandc@du.edu to learn more.


  • To major in Languages, Literatures and Cultures students will need to complete Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies, Journeys in World Literature, and 36 credits of approved courses beyond the 1003 level in their concentration. Additional requirements apply; please view the bulletin for full details.
  • Minor requirements vary by concentration.

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.

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