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Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Learn a language, experience the world!

In UW's Department of Modern & Classical Languages you will learn to see the world through new eyes and gain a wider perspective and appreciation of people from widely diverse cultures.  As a department of foreign languages, literatures, and cultural studies, we prepare our students for life and careers in an increasingly global world. Our programs enable students to combine their language training with interdisciplinary study of the regions where their language is spoken through study-abroad opportunities in numerous locales. Building a language into your college resumeé will open doors to greatly expanded opportunities and life experiences.

In addition to the world languages and courses of study below, MCL is the home to of English as a Second Language for International Students who wish to earn college credit and University Studies Program credits for learning the intricacies of academic English. Visit Oral Proficiency Interview for information about the International Teaching Assistant Requirement.

Graduate Studies in Spanish and undergraduate programs described below are all available.

  The Modern & Classical Languages Department offers courses leading to majors and minors  in the following languages:

Chinese (CHIN)

Classics (CLAS)

French (FREN)

German (GERM)

Greek (GRK)

Japanese (JAPN)

Latin (LATN)

Russian (RUSS)

Spanish (SPAN)


Other languages offered in other departments on campus are American Sign Language, Arabic and Arapaho.

For information about language levels and assessment, see Proficiency Levels.

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Modern & Classical Languages

Hoyt Hall 116

Dept. 3603

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4176

Fax: 307-766-2727


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