Modern and Classical Languages
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) emphasizes the use of language as a critical tool to help broaden students' awareness of the similarities and differences between cultures while sharpening their appreciation for the nuances of their own native language.
Foreign Language Requirement
We offer a diverse range of courses that satisfy USF’s foreign language requirement.
If you are a native speaker of a foreign language, or have extensive experience with a language other than English language, you may apply for a waiver by completing the Online Waiver Request Form once you complete a foreign language placement exam in a language we teach (Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) on webtrack. If the language is not offered at USF, this step is not necessary.
For the most recent foreign language waiver form, please visit the Foreign Language Requirement Page and scroll to the bottom. You will find the the active link for the semester.
Extra Academic Support
MCL’s Language and Culture Center (LCC) and tutoring programs offer students the extra academic support they need outside of the classroom. And our Center for Global Education opportunities give students the chance to test their skills overseas.
- Chinese Studies
- Comparative Literature and Culture
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Spanish Studies