The Modern and Classical Languages Department offers majors and minors in French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish. In addition, a major in French Studies and minors in Classical Humanities, Latin American Studies, and Linguistics are also offered. Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian are available to interested students.

By achieving precise and effective communication in the languages of the world, the faculty share a connectedness with peoples of all walks of life and engage with a rich diversity of ideas, cultures, and political, social, and religious systems. We admire the aesthetic and intellectual achievements of these cultures while we also show compassion for their poor and needy. The study of the languages and literatures of the world enables us to better ourselves by becoming more globally aware and culturally sensitive, and it informs the way we think about ourselves as we fulfill our desires and responsibilities in civic and private spheres. We embrace the Ignatian vision of educating “men and women for others” by fostering inclusiveness both inside and outside the classroom.

Devoted to the Jesuit vision of cura personalis—concern for the individual student—we challenge students to achieve the full development of their individual talents and we foster their intellectual and spiritual growth. Consequently, as teachers and academic advisors we provide our students with personalized attention and sound guidance. No less committed to our research than to our teaching and advising, we are also active scholars, presenting our work in publications and at conferences in the United States and overseas. These scholarly pursuits go hand-in-hand with teaching, as our research interests and experiences abroad animate our courses.


Submissions from 1989

Visions of the New World in the Drama of Lope de Vega, Robert M. Shannon

40 Jahre Deutsch-Deutsche Fragen- Literatur in Landeskundeunterrecht (Trans. Forty Years of German-German Questions-Literature in a Culture Classroom, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Aspects of German Business for International Trade, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Die Thematisierung der Deutschen Zweistatlichkeit in der Literatur der Bundesrepublik (Trans. West German Authors Deal with the 'Two German States'), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

How to Do Business with Germany, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 1988

Eulalia Galvarriato Cuentista, Concha Alborg

Metaficcion y Feminismo en Rosa Montero, Concha Alborg

Review of "En Torno al Hombre y a los Monstruos", Concha Alborg

Review of "Mimesis y Cultura en la Ficcion: Teoria de la Novela", Concha Alborg

Lope: Political-Utopian Thinker, Robert M. Shannon

2 x Deutschland: Strategien für den Landeskundeunterricht (Trans. 2 x Germany: Strategies for a Culture Class), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Teaching GDR/FRG Relations in a German Culture Class, Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 1987

Cuatro Narradoras de la Transicion, Concha Alborg

'Paraiso Encerrado' de Jesus Fernandez Santos: Historia, Ficcion, y Realidad, Concha Alborg

Review of "Valle-Inclan's Modernism: Use and Abuse of Religious and Mystical Symbolism", Concha Alborg

Tendencias Literarias en Espana Desde la Democracia, Concha Alborg

Una Revaloracion de la Trilogia 'Mujer y Hombre' de Elena Soriano, Concha Alborg

Toward an Epistemology of Structuralism: Saussure and Derrida on the Arbitrary Nature of the Linguistic Sign, Paola Giuli

The Comic Prince of Guanahami, the Numantines and Two Divergent Visions of Americans, Robert M. Shannon

The Date of Composition of Lope's Arauco Domado: A Re-examination, Robert M. Shannon

Submissions from 1986

El Uso de los Romances en 'La Que No Tiene Nombre' de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

Entries on Bioxados, Fernandez Cubas, Melcon, Ortiz, and Puertolas, Concha Alborg

La Trilogia de la Liberacion de Jose Luis Castillo-Puche, Concha Alborg

"Marina Mayoral" Women Writers of Spain, Concha Alborg

Review of "El Griego", Concha Alborg

Tres Personajes de Castillo-Puche en Busca de un Camino, Concha Alborg

Tres Protagonistas de Castillo-Puche: En Busca de un Camino, Concha Alborg

Arrabal, Thomas J. Donahue

In Quest of Motherhood: Tula and Yerma, Robert M. Shannon

Juan Ruiz: The Ungallant Lover with an Ungallant Lady, Robert M. Shannon

Kultur im Klassenraum: Intentionen und Strategien (Trans. Culture in the Foreign Language Class: Intentions and Strategies), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 1985

El Lenguaje de la Ciudad Moderna en la Narrativa de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

'La Guerra del Fin Mundo': Historia y Ficcion, Concha Alborg

Las Ultimas Narradoras: en Busqueda de la Individualidad, Concha Alborg

Review of "The Transformation of Spain", Concha Alborg

Submissions from 1984

En Lenguaje Teresiano en la Obra de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

'Jaque a la Dama' de Jesus Fernandez Santos: Guerra y Posguerra, Concha Alborg

La Infancia en dos Novelas de Delibes: Tecnica y Tematica, Concha Alborg

Review of "Extramuros", Concha Alborg

Review of "Los Jinetes del Alba", Concha Alborg

Review of "The War of the End of the World", Concha Alborg

Temas y Tecnicas en la Narrativa de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

Fernando Arrabal's 'Panicky' Politics, Thomas J. Donahue

Submissions from 1983

El Lenguaje de la Ciudad Moderna en la Narrativa de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

Situativer Spracherwerb durch Dialogpraxis (Trans. Situational Language Acquistition through Dialog Practice), Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner

Submissions from 1982

El Lenguaje Teresiano en Una Obra de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

'Paraiso Encerrado' de Jesus Fernandes Santos: Historia, Ficcion, Realidad, Concha Alborg

The Panic Theory of Fernando Arrabal: The Tradition of the Avant-garde, Thomas J. Donahue

Submissions from 1981

El Teatro Como Propaganda en dos Tragedias de Lope de Vage: 'El Duque de Viseo' y 'El Castigo sin Venganza', Concha Alborg

Un Estudio Tematico y Estilistico de la Obra Narrativa de Jesus Fernandez Santos, Concha Alborg

Submissions from 1980

El Teatro Como Propaganda en Dos Tragedias de Lope de Vega: El Duque de Viseo y El Castigo Sin Venganza, Concha Alborg

The Theater of Fernando Arrabal, Thomas J. Donahue

Submissions from 1979

Mallea, Sabato y Donoso: Novelista Como Criticos Literarios, Concha Alborg

Pueri Lidentes: Arrabal's Adult Children, Thomas J. Donahue

Submissions from 1978

Review of "Fernando Arrabal", Thomas J. Donahue

Review of "Fernando Arrabal", Thomas J. Donahue

Theatrical Semiotics: Plot, Action, Character, Thomas J. Donahue

Submissions from 1975

Fernando Arrabal: His Panic Theory and Theatre and the Avant-Garde, Thomas J. Donahue

Career Opportunities in the German Language Field, Richard A. Kipphorn

English as a Second Language: Special Purposes, Richard A. Kipphorn

Submissions from 1965

Elementary German, Richard A. Kipphorn

Submissions from 1964

What College Foreign Language Teachers Expect of the Foreign Language Students, Richard A. Kipphorn

Submissions from 1962

A Survey of Pennsylvania Dutch Hexology, Richard A. Kipphorn