The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this Ph.D. program in Spanish linguistics. Candidates take courses including applied linguistics, history/dialectology, and syntax and semantics.
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Georgetown University has a longstanding tradition of excellence in the study of foreign languages.
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The Comparative Literature Program sponsors this major for undergraduate students. Candidates explore two different literary and cultural traditions through the study of literary works in their original language in combination with the study of literary and cultural theory.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the College sponsors this major in Japanese language studies for undergraduate students.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this major for undergraduates in the literature, culture, and linguistics of the Lusophone world.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in the College offers this major in Chinese language studies for undergraduate students.
Communication, Culture, and Technology is a graduate program at Georgetown University. The program explores the relationship between changing technology and changing cultures, including research, government, media, business, and communication.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this major in the language, literature, and linguistics of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds.
The Department of Italian sponsors this major in Italian language and culture for undergraduate students.
The Department of Linguistics sponsors this Ph.D. program. Students concentrate in applied linguistics, computational linguistics, sociolinguistics, or theoretical linguistics.
The Department of Italian sponsors this master's degree program in Italian language. Students focus on Italian literature and culture or Italian language pedagogy, and all students spend a mandatory semester abroad at a partner university in Italy.
The Department of German sponsors this Ph.D. for Georgetown students. Participants engage in literary and cultural studies from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.
The Department of German sponsors this major in German language and culture for undergraduate students.
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies sponsors this major in Arabic language for undergraduate students.
The Department of Slavic Languages sponsors this major in Russian language and culture for undergraduate students.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service sponsors this major for Georgetown undergraduate students enrolled in the B.S. in foreign service program. Participants explore questions of culture, knowledge, and power in international relations.
The Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the College sponsors this minor in modern Hebrew language for undergraduate students.
The Department of Linguistics sponsors this M.A. program in the study of sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and pragmatics. Students learn how to use these skills to solve concrete problems in workplace settings, institutions, and professions that depend largely upon language to accomplish their goals.
This major for students in the College is sponsored by the Department of Classics. Students may opt to concentrate in one of three areas: classical studies, Hellenic studies, or classical languages, with a specialization in Greek, Latin, or Greek and Latin.
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies sponsors this Ph.D. program. Participants engage in active research projects on dialectology, linguistics, Islamic studies, and classical and contemporary Arabic literature.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this Ph.D. program in the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
The Law Center and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies co-sponsor this dual degree program. Participants receive a J.D., an M.A. in Arab studies, and a Joint Program Certificate upon graduation.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors this major for undergraduates in the literature, language, and culture of the Spanish speaking world.
The Department of French sponsors this minor in the language, literature, and culture of France and the Francophone world for undergraduate students.
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The Center for Language Education and Development is a communication training center at Georgetown offering English as a foreign language programs and special programs for professional communication and teacher training.