The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University offers the following programs.


  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin


  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies (effective fall 2017)
  • French
  • German
  • German Study Abroad (effective fall 2017)
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Canadian Studies (interdisciplinary)
  • World Literature (interdisciplinary)

Other Courses

  • Classical Greek
  • Russian

Education degrees

  • Arabic (minor)
  • Chinese (minor)
  • French (major and minor)
  • German (major and minor)
  • Japanese (minor)
  • Latin (major and minor)

Study abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Department faculty lead a number of study abroad programs. Credit toward your major or minor or general University credit can be granted for participation in pre-approved, non-WMU programs. See an advisor for more information about specific programs.

Interdisciplinary programs