Modern Languages and Literatures


Speak languages. Will travel.

Visit a medieval city and chat with the locals. Learn about biodiversity in Costa Rica and about the origin of German fairy tales. Take a course on Japanese manga. Read the novels of a Nobel laureate in the original texts. Travel through francophone Africa through its literature. Listen to the broadcast of your favorite La Liga team. Make friends. Learn about your heritage. Prepare for your future.

We offer courses in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. We strive to help you develop the cultural competence and the bilingual skillset that will set you apart as a globally aware professional.

Resources such as our Kawasaki Reading Room, Language Resource Center, the Language Lab, and the Global Classroom enable our students to have experiences that expand their worldview. Wherever you want to be in the world, we will help you get there.

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How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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