University of Southern California
Dornsife College

Departments Associated with The Language Center

Department of Classics

Classics at USC offers language and literature courses in classical Greek and Latin as well studies of the myths, philosophies and political thought of Greek and Roman civilizations. Both undergraduate and graduate programs in Classics are offered.

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

East Asian Languages and Cultures at USC provides students with a well-rounded education on East Asia by focusing on the study of the languages, linguistics, literature, thought and civilizations of China, Japan and Korea.

Department of French and Italian

The French & Italian Department offers study in French and Italian languages, culture and literature, which consist of the French major, the French minor, the Italian major, the Italian minor, the French Honors Program. The PhD program is offered through the Comparative Studies Program.

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Slavic department at USC is devoted to the study of the language and culture of modern Russia--a country with untold potential for the future. The department offers undergraduate major and minors in Russian. Graduate study is offered through the Comparative Studies Program. German language instruction is also available through the Slavic department.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Spanish and Portuguese is the largest of the language departments at USC, offering undergraduate major and minor programs as well as overseas opportunities. For graduate studies in Latin American and Spanish Literatures, contact the Comparative Studies Program.

Middle East Studies Program

The Arabic and Persian language programs are housed in the Middle East Studies Program, where both a major and two minors in Middle East Studies are offered.