World Languages & Literatures

Department of World Languages and Literatures

Our students can major in French, German, Spanish & "World Languages" (a two-language major). In addition to these languages, students can earn a minor in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Russian. Students may also take classes in Hindi.

Students are free to explore many dimensions of one or more languages and cultures through a wide variety of authentic materials- from literature and history to films and television & programming.

In addition, the WLL Technology Center offers students the opportunity to discover languages through a wide variety of technologies. 

We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have.  

Marie-Luise Gaettens, Chair

Debbie Garland, Admin Asst II

Rosemary Sanchez, Admin Asst I

Donna Binkowski, Second Language Program Director

Elise Pflum, Technology Center Director


Department of World Languages and Literatures 
309 Clements Hall
3200 Dyer Street 
SMU PO Box 750236
Dallas TX 75275-0236
214-768-2316    214-768-4133 fax