Languages and Cultures

Department News & Events

August 2018     German Studies and Languages & Cultures Welcomes New Austrian Fulbright 

We welcome Katharina Huetthaler, the 2018-2019 Austrian Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Katharina is a native of Austria where she earned her BA in German Studies at University of Graz in 2012. She will be finishing her Master's in German Studies back in Austria. Learn more about Katharina here.

Fulbright Teaching Assistants often bring a younger, more European perspective to our program. The position is multi-faceted and includes tutoring German students and helping in the classroom. Fulbrights take classes on campus and can also teach their own classes. They organize on-campus activities in conjunction with German Club, such as Stammtisch (German Table) and film night, as well as planning off-campus activities: Minnesota Opera, concerts, museums and other cultural outings. 

August 2018     New Blog from Cannes Study Abroad Program

You can now learn what it's like to study in Cannes, France by following a new blog by CSB junior, Maggie Pomerenke. Maggie is the student assistant to director, Prof. Ana Conboy, and is documenting the experiences of the thirteen Bennies and Johnnies participating in the program this fall. We invite you to keep up with their studies in and explorations of Provence, Côte d’Azur and surrounding regions!

May 2018     French Minor, Gabe Kwan '18, receives Gary Eichten Fellowship 

Congratulations to Gabe Kwan '18, French minor and French Cultural Events Assistant for the French Studies Program, for receiving the Gary Eichten Fellowship to do a summer internship at Minnesota Public Radio. 

April 2018     Congratulations to Associate Professor of Classics, Jason Schlude, for achieving tenure!

April 2018     Congratulations to Asst. Professor of French, Ana Conboy, for a successful third-year review!

March 2018     Congratulations to our language scholarship recipients!

Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for CSB German Majors

L-R: Julia Petron '20 , Ilyse Putz '20, Amanda Bjerke '20

Otmar M Drekonja Cultural Scholarship for German

L-R: Danica Simonette '19, Michael Schocker '20 (not pictured)

Gaida Family Scholarship for CSB French Majors

L/R: Maggie Pomerenke '20, Sophia Modeas '20

For more information on our language scholarships, click here

News and Events Archive

Overview of Program

Courses in the Languages and Cultures Department:

  • Include instruction in French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, and English as a Second Language.
  • Fulfill one of the requirements for a liberal arts degree
  • Are easily combined with other majors and minors

Common Curriculum Learning Goals

Precise requirements as relates to languages differ by area. Click here for an overview.