The study of foreign languages and literatures has been at the core of Liberal Arts studies for centuries. Following that tradition, the Modern Languages and Literatures Program emphasizes the development of cross-cultural communication, appreciation for literature, multicultural understanding, and analytic and interpretative capacity. The Modern Languages and Literatures Program offers students the opportunity to study more than a dozen different languages and national literatures in American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Tibetan, Uzbek, Polish, and Portuguese.
Below is the link to the textbook list for modern language courses. Each course may choose a different textbook. Please check the textbook inforamtion for your specific course on CUNYFirst before purchasing your textbooks.