The study of international languages and cultures has become increasingly essential in today's globally interdependent society, particularly as it helps facilitate cultural understanding and appreciation, and a greater exchange of material and intellectual goods.
Oswego's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is one of the largest programs in the SUNY system. Our diverse department offers a major in language and international trade, majors and in French, German, Spanish and a minor in Italian. Supplemental language courses are offered in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, American Sign Language and Portuguese. For students interested in cultural studies we offer French, German and Italian cultural studies minors.