Why Study Here?

The SMU Department of World Languages and Literatures prepares students for a complex and interconnected world.

Students pursuing degrees from our department have the opportunity to specialize in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish. We offer courses ranging from the study of African and French history through film to the study of international business, to the study of Latin American politics. We also offer many opportunities to study abroad in China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, and Spain, and the Czech Republic.


Internationally Recognized Faculty

Offering strong preparation for living and working in a rapidly globalizing world.

Study Abroad and Internship Opportunities

We also offer many opportunities to study abroad and complete internships locally and internationally.

Diverse Coursework

Course offerings range from African and French history, to cinema, to the study of international business and Latin American politics.