Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Learn a language with us and take on the world. We offer Chinese, French, German, and Spanish majors and minors at Butler, as well as a Multilingual major. We will help you broaden your global perspectives by traveling abroad for immersive language and cultural studies, as well as by engaging with active polylingual and multicultural communities here in Indianapolis. You’ll find our faculty highly accessible and supportive. They will guide you in becoming a critical reader of other languages’ important literature and a scholar of their social and linguistic contexts.
Becoming proficient or fluent in other languages enhances your self-reflection and self-knowledge, and heightens awareness of your community and place in the world outside it. Language acquisition also improves your comprehension and analytical skills for both English and the sciences. Many post-undergraduate possibilities—education, not-for-profits, government, media, law firms, hospitals, pharmaceutical sciences, and business—value the polylingual communicative skills that distinguish Modern Language, Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC) graduates. Furthermore, Butler helps you obtain internships both stateside and abroad, as well as apply to graduate schools.
Each year up to 150 MLLC students immerse themselves in cultures on six continents, via programs coordinated by Butler’s Center for Global Education (CGE). Over 100 programs serve students in all four languages that we offer.
A language major or minor pairs well with other Butler programs. Recent graduates often combined one or more languages with anthropology, biology, business, chemistry, education, history, international studies, media production, pharmacy, political science, psychology, sociology, and the fine arts.