About us

Wayne State's Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is a network of academic programs focused on developing students' cultural literacy through in-depth study of languages and cultures. Cultural literacy encompasses the three core content areas of our department: languages, literatures, and cultures. This can include the study of fields such as history, civilization, politics, the environment, film, or linguistics.

Our mission

To prepare students to be engaged global citizens and to live and work in our diverse local communities and in an increasingly interconnected world, by helping them to develop knowledge-base and skills in classical and modern languages, linguistics, and intercultural competencies; and to deepen their understanding of cultures, histories, institutions, and literatures from across the globe."