The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encompasses the study of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, and Yiddish-speaking worlds. More than 300 courses are offered every year, from introductory language classes to advanced graduate seminars in literature and theory.
According to Daniel Desormeaux, William D. and Robin Mayer Professor, secrecy is a key part of Haitian history. He has been interested in the political history of secrets, especially secrets surrounding the Haitian Revolution, for decades. Read about his current research in the Spring 2022 issue of Arts & Science Magazine.