Welcome to Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Faculty of Humanities

Welcome to Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people". (Solzhenitsyn) 

We are located on the first floor of the Mackenzie Chown building. Our administrative office is A240; Tel: 905-688-5550 ext. 3312; Fax: 905-641-8140. 

This site contains information about our faculty, the various programs and courses offered, and useful links related to the learning and teaching of Modern Languages. As well, our Department is home to an undergraduate program in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures along with a Masters Program in Comparative Literature and the Arts (see the Graduate Program link).

We are currently offering full degree programs (single and combined major programs) in French Studies, Hispanic and Latin American Studies and Italian Studies (see also each section under Degree Programs for details). The Department also offers a new co-major, taught in English, in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Cultures.

For students majoring in other disciplines, we also offer Minor Programs in French Studies, German, Hispanic and Latin American Studies and Italian Studies. The Department has additional language courses in Classic Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Kiswahili. Contact the Department for more information about these courses.

The Department does not recognize a challenge for credit.

The Department does not give Brock credits for online or long-distance courses offered by other institutions.

Activités culturelles en français 2015-2016


Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm

My time studying in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures was very positive, as I was offered a very well-rounded education in the Humanities that allowed me to greatly improve my linguistic competence in both French and Italian[...]. I was also able to spend my 3rd year studying abroad at the Université de Savoie in France! I am now off to do my masters in European Studies and owe everything to Brock’s Modern Languages Department. If you are a student looking to immerse yourself in European culture and civilization, Brock is the place for you!
-- Mike Gicante, 2012

Studying in the Iberian and Latin American Studies program at Brock has been a very fulfilling academic experience. With dedicated and passionate professors and a list of fascinating and valuable courses, I developed an in-depth appreciation for and understanding of both the language and the Iberian and Latin American cultures.
--Jennifer Dill, 2012