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World Languages & Cultures

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Welcome to World Languages & Cultures!

The Department of World Languages & Cultures is the largest and most diverse in the College, culturally and programmatically. Our programs and courses offer multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, literature, culture, and language education. All foreign languages and their respective literatures at the University of Utah are taught in the Department, which provides students with a forum for research and education in more than 20 linguistic and literary traditions.

Why World Languages & Cultures?  HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS & ALUMNI

Your advising needs are important to us in this time of transition to online learning. The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Humanities has a number of options in place to ensure full access to academic advising through phone or video appointments.

You do NOT need an appointment with an advisor to declare a minor or to ask questions that can be answered in a few minutes. Email us at instead. If you need to meet with an advisor for a full 30-minute appointment, please visit our appointment directory. Once you’ve scheduled a phone or virtual appointment, be sure to set up a FERPA pin in CIS. Your advisor will need to verify your identity before being able to discuss your academic records by phone or video. Please reach out to us if the move to an online format impacts your access to food or housing, puts you in a vulnerable position, or if you are feeling stress around your health and the ongoing coronavirus situation.

The WLC Department is now offering virtual language placement testing for students who would like to be placed into the appropriate language class or who would like to purchase lower-division language credits.

Click the link below for the most current information about language placement testing, including virtual test instructions.

Fall 2022 Course Descriptions
Want to know more about the courses being offered in Fall 2022?


No Language Background?
Many of our classes are taught in English - no experience required!

English Taught Courses

Language Clubs
Interested in practicing a language outside of the classroom?


Diversity and Equity StatementThe Department of World Languages and Cultures is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment.



Last Updated: 4/20/22