World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures Department
At McDaniel, we teach not only proficiency in language, but also an understanding of a culture from its own perspective. Students learn to see and understand other ways of being and thinking that challenge and nuance how they currently experience the world. This process clarifies and transforms us in a world where boundaries between groups, countries, and cultures are increasingly complex.
- Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies Major
An interdisciplinary major that explores the history, culture, religion, politics, and current events in the Middle East and Northern Africa.
- Food Studies Major
Take a deep dive into the development of modern agriculture, public health, the globalization of food production, and the quantitative study of food systems and cultures.
- Spanish Major
Provides courses from beginner to advanced for students passionate to learn the Spanish language from a variety of proficiency levels. Spanish majors also study abroad in a 12-week residency for full immersion in a Spanish-speaking household.
- Asian Studies Major
Major or minor in Asian Studies for a comprehensive, multicultural, and multidisciplinary examination of the history, society, arts, cultural traditions, and contemporary significance of the nations and peoples of Asia, especially India, China, and Japan.
- Arabic Minor
Arabic is the fifth most-spoken language in the world and the most widely used Semitic language today. The Arabic minor offers a strong base in language study and an opportunity to explore the music, literature, and politics of Arabic-speaking countries.
- French Minor
A rich engagement with French language and culture using film, multimedia strategies, and other contemporary sources.
- Spanish Minor
The Spanish minor pairs an in depth language study with an exploration of the history, culture and politics of Spain and Latin America.
- European Studies Minor
Explore Europe’s history and culture from a number of fields, including: art history, cinema, history, literature, music, political science, and more. Study abroad at McDaniel Europe in Budapest or an exchange program for immersive learning.