Future students

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers students vibrant opportunities to encounter worlds beyond our campus.

Providing instruction in fifteen languages, faculty members specialize in areas such as linguistics, popular culture, cinema studies, history, ancient to postmodern literatures and cultures, religious studies, and more. Students learn to think critically about our globalized world and to see it through many cultural, historical and political lenses.

Why study languages at Wayne State in Detroit?

Global communication has never been more important than it is today. This is evident in Detroit's local connections to German and Italian car industries; growing Arab-American and Latino communities; and commercial relations with Canada, where French is an official language. Knowledge of different languages and cultures is essential to the everyday functioning of local businesses, schools and other institutions.