Contact the Convener of the WLL program, or Professor Margaret Litvin, the Director of Undegraduate Studies, to discuss majoring in WLL. The form for declaring a major or minor in WLL is available online.

Majoring in World Languages & Literatures

WLL offers majors in:

WLL also offers a joint major with Linguistics in Japanese and Linguistics.

Students learning Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and/or Turkish can major in Middle East and North Africa Studies in the Pardee School of Global Studies. For more information, please see the BA in Middle East and North Africa Studies page. 

Students who study abroad can often fulfill a good part of the major requirements on the abroad program

Minoring in World Languages & Literatures

Students can minor in any of the languages below by taking 6 courses beyond the second-year level; Comparative Literature is a 6-course minor. Click below to see specific requirements for each minor:

All prospective minors are encouraged to discuss their plans with faculty advisers.

Every declared major and minor student in WLL is assigned to an academic advisor; all faculty whose official title includes the word “Professor” may act as advisors. If you wish to change your advisor, please contact department staff