Through its courses dedicated to the study of languages, literatures, and cultures, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami offers you an exciting opportunity to engage in a learning experience aimed at developingglobal literacy. Global literacy (GL) is the ability to participate in sociocultural practices by both interacting with others in different languages and by creating, presenting, and interpreting ideas through oral and written texts in more than one language. Our faculty includes award winning researchers, scholars and teachers engaging with cultures and languages from the medieval period to the present, who also engage in the most exciting interdisciplinary theoretical debates.  For more information, see our faculty members’ fields of study.

At the undergraduate level, we offer the following majors and minors:



At the graduate level, the Ph.D. in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies offers two major concentrations: 

1) Literary and Cultural Studies

2) Critical Studies of Language/Linguistics

Whether you opt for a career in education, or in business, economics, law, medicine, politics, the arts, and the social sciences, our courses will enrich your life beyond your expectations as you acquire a deeper understanding of your own and of others' linguistic and cultural heritage.
If you would like to know more about our doctoral program in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies; our majors and minors in French, German, and Spanish; our minors in Arabic Studies, Italian and Portuguese; our independent minors in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese; or if you wish to begin studies of Haitian Kreyòl, Hebrew, or any other language through Directed Independent Language Study, you are welcome to browse our website and to come visit us!
Spring Course Booklet 2019

Dr. Chrissy Arce’s book, México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women, won the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for outstanding book.

Click here to learn more about our Graduate Program in Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Studies

Click here for information on U Paris and summer programs in China, Japan, Italy, Morocco, and Spain

Transnational Futures: (Re)Imagining Diaspora, Borders, Politics - Friday, Feb 22, 2019