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Jan Boney, Charles Connell,
Diane Crowder, Sally
Gruber-Miller (chair), Lynne Ikach,
Carol Lacy-Salazar, Renato
Foreign Study: All students are strongly urged to develop their language skills through a semester or year of studying abroad. The College offers opportunities to study the following languages abroad: Afrikaans (in Cape Town), Arabic (in Morocco), Czech (in Olomuoc or Prague), Dutch (in Amsterdam), French (in Geneva, Toulouse(intensive study) , or several African countries: Cameroon, Madagascar, Mali ), Modern Greek (on Lesvos), Hindi or Marathi (in India), Indonesian (in Bali), Italian (in Florence(ACM or FLAP) ), Japanese (in Tokyo), Mandarin or Cantonese (in Kunming or Hong Kong), Nepali (in Kathmandu), Portuguese (in Brazil(Amazon or Fortaleza ), Russian (in Saint Petersburg(intensive study) or Krasnodar), Shona (in Zimbabwe(ACM or SIT) ), Spanish (in Central and South America or Spain), Swahili (in Kenya(Coastal or Culture and Development) or Tanzania(Coastal Ecology or Wildlife Ecology) ), Setswana (in Botswana), Thai (in Thailand), Tibetan (in India or Nepal), Twi (in Ghana(Arts and Culture or Crossroads of the African Diaspora) ), Vietnamese (in Ho Chi Minh City), Xhosa (in Cape Town), and Zulu (in Durban). See Off-Campus Programs, especially SIT and ACM 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 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 Germany (GER 281), 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).
Concentration: A flexible program leading to the B.S.S. or B.Ph. degree or to an interdisciplinary 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, international relations, and international business.
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.