Classical and Modern Languages

Devan Baty, Charles Connell, Diane Crowder, Sally Farrington-Clute (chair), John Gruber-Miller, Lynne Ikach, Carol Lacy-Salazar, Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Philip Venticinque

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 international locations.

Spanish in Guatemala: The basic language sequence (SPA 101-205) as well as classes in Advanced Conversation, Advanced Grammar,  Guatemalan Culture, Guatemalan Literature, and Anthropology of Guatemala may be taken in Antigua or Quetzaltenango through Proyecto Lingüístico Francisco Marroquín or Juan Sisay Spanish School.  The latter also offers volunteer opportunities.

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: Singer of Tales
CLA 373 Love and Sexuality in Greece and Rome
FRE 254 Bending Boundaries: Francophone Women in Translation
RUS 281 Introduction to Russian Culture through Literature and Film
RUS 341 Classics of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
RUS 351 Change and Revolution in Russian Literature
RUS 355 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Film