Classical and Modern Languages
Foreign Study: All students are strongly encouraged to develop their language skills through a study abroad experience. See Off-Campus Programs, especially ACM and SIT programs. Also described there is the Department's Foreign Language Abroad Program (FLAP), which covers programs abroad run by other institutions in modern languages taught at Cornell.
Cornell students may participate in Lake Forest College's International Study/Internship Program in France through an agreement between the two colleges. Cornell students also have the opportunity to study some less-widely-taught languages during the summer at Beloit College.
In addition, the Department offers one-term courses taught by Cornell faculty in Greece (CLA 381), Italy (CLA 382), Mexico (SPA 206, 302, and 303), Quebec (FRE 206 and 302), Russia (RUS 384), and Spain (SPA 303 and 381), and a semester-long program in Bolivia.
Concentration: A flexible program leading to the B.S.S. degree or to an individualized major may involve work in other departments as well as in languages. Suggested concentrations include comparative literature, history, philosophy, religion, period studies, contemporary culture, area studies, and international relations.
Courses in Translation: In order to introduce other cultures and literatures to students who have not had the opportunity to study the particular foreign languages, the Department offers the following courses in English translation. Such courses require no knowledge of the foreign language. A full description of each course is given under the appropriate language.
CLA 216 Classical Mythology
CLA 264 Women in Antiquity
CLA 364 Masterpieces of Greek and Roman Theatre
CLA 372 Epic Tradition
CLA 373 Love and Sexuality in Greece and Rome
FRE 254 French Women Writers
RUS 281 Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization
RUS 341 Russian Literature, 1800-1880
RUS 351 Russian Literature, 1880-1932
RUS 355 Russian Literature, 1932-present