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Explore MCLLC

Welcome to the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky! Our faculty and students look forward to helping you discover all our department has to offer. Follow us on:

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MCLLC advances the understanding and appreciation of language and cultural study domestically and abroad. The department teaches undergraduate and graduate students, pursues research advancing knowledge in language and an array of cultural products (art, film, folklore, literature, music, mythology, religion, theatre), and provides service to the Commonwealth in language instruction and cultural awareness.

We offer a major with tracks in:

Arabic & Islamic Studies
Chinese Studies  
Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin)  
French & Francophone Studies  
German Studies  
Japan Studies  
Russian Studies

We offer a minor with tracks in all the fields listed above plus:

Folklore & Mythology  
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies     

You can read more about our MCLLC major and minor here. We have also joined with other departments to offer a major in Foreign Language and International Economics, as well as a STEM+World Language dual degree.

Many of our students take advantage of excellent options at UK to study abroad. Read more about that: Education Abroad.

We also offer opportunities for Undergraduate Research.

Where can MCLLC take you in the future? Click here to find out.

If you have questions not answered on our website, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Julie Human.


Additional Information:

Prospective student time to meet with faculty: The 1st of every month at 3pm on Zoom.