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    Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. With over eighty faculty members, 370 undergraduate majors, and nearly 200 graduate students, we are the largest department at UMass Amherst. Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide a rich array of courses, including many taught in English, and a stimulating environment for scholarship, collaboration, and learning. 

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Prof. Jonathan Skolnik lecture at Texas A&M: "Thinking About Antisemitism After the Pittsburgh Massacre"

March 07, 2019

Prof. Jonathan Skolnik will lecture at Texas A&M University on 7 March: "Thinking About Antisemitism After the Pittsburgh Massacre."

UMass Amherst Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies to Host Symposium Honoring James Young

February 05, 2019

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies will host a daylong symposium honoring the work of James Young, Distinguished Professor emeritus of English and Judaic and Near Eastern...

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Communication is at our fingertips. In a global and online world, multilingul individuals realize advantages in professional, cultural, and social spheres. Learning a second language is invaluable in allowing one to build relationships, become immersed in a foreign culture, experience films and literature in their original language, bridge communication gaps, or aide in diplomatic relations. It could even give a potential employee the leg up when applying for competitive positions.

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