College of Arts & Sciences

Modern and Classical Languages


In an increasingly complex, interdependent world community, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages takes seriously its responsibility to help students become articulate, knowledgeable and culturally aware global citizens in accordance with the values and traditions of Saint Joseph's University and the Society of Jesus. We actively pursue this mission by:

  • fostering language proficiency
  • promoting an appreciation for the richness and complexity of language
  • deepening students’ understanding of cultural diversity
  • encouraging student engagement in active collaborative critical learning
  • emphasizing learner-centered pedagogy and care for the individual