International Languages & Cultures



In addition to elementary and intermediate language studies in Chinese, French, German, and Spanish, SMCM offers both a major and a minor in International Languages and Cultures. Currently, majors and minors in ILC select an area of focused studies in either Chinese, French, German, Spanish, or Latin American Studies.

The Department of International Languages and Cultures is committed to the study of particular societies around the world, with the aim of bringing forth an understanding of the worldview and cultural perspective of peoples who live outside the English-speaking world. We are particularly concerned with promoting the development of both linguistic and cultural literacy. Through the expertise in the Department of International Languages and Cultures, students can gain exposure to a large variety of cultures from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.