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Languages and Literatures

Exploring a Rich Cultural Tapestry

The mission of the Department of Languages and Literatures at SUNY Geneseo is to provide a dynamic and challenging environment where knowledge and appreciation of the world's diverse cultures and principal foreign languages are fostered and enriched.

The department offers a B.A. in both French and Spanish and minors in French, German and Spanish. The department also coordinates interdisciplinary minors in Latin American Studies and in Central and Eastern European Studies. Language courses are also available in Arabic, Chinese, Italian (not currently being taught due to staffing issues), Japanese, Latin and Russian. Program options leading to provisional New York State certification (N-6 and 7-12) and to the M.S. degree for teachers of French and Spanish are also available.

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Department of Languages and Literatures
SUNY Geneseo
One College Circle
Welles Hall 211
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 245 5247
Fax: (585) 245 5399