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Arabic / Ceas / Ceres / Chinese / Film Studies / French / German / Hebrew /
Italian / Japanese / Korean / Persian / Portuguese / Romance Languages /
Russian / Second Language Acquisition / Spanish / Summer Institute

Arabic
Research in and teaching of Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Dialect, Levantine Dialect; cultures, literatures, cinemas of Arab World; linguistics.
BA in Arabic StudiesMinor in ArabicUG Flagship

CEAS
Dedicated to the Expansion of UM’s East Asian curriculum, library resources, and teaching materials
Certificate in East Asian Studies

CERES
The Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies program fosters in-depth knowledge of the region stretching from Prague in the West to Vladivostok in the East. This includes three main areas: Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia (the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union).
BA in Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Chinese
Research in and teaching of Mandarin Chinese, popular culture, modern and classical literature, film, linguistics.
BA in ChineseMinor in ChineseMinor in Chinese Studies

Film Studies
Interdisciplinary research in and teaching of cinema from varied traditions, languages, and cultures.
BA in Film StudiesGraduate Field Committee in Film Studies

French
Research in and teaching of French; French and Francophone cultures, literatures, cinemas; translation; linguistics.
PhD in Modern French StudiesMA in French Language and LiteratureBA in French Language and LiteratureMinor in French Studies

Germanic Studies
Research in and teaching of German language; Germanic cultures, literatures, cinemas; translation; linguistics.
PhDMA in German Literature and LanguageBA in Germanic Studies; Minor in German Language, Literature, and Culture

Hebrew
Research in and teaching of Hebrew; Israeli culture, literature, cinema.
Courses in partial fulfillment of the BA in Jewish Studies

Italian
Research in and teaching of  Italian language, culture, literature, cinema.
BA in Italian StudiesMinor in Italian Language and Culture

Japanese
Research in and teaching of  Japanese language, culture, literature, cinema, translation, linguistics.
BA in JapaneseMinor in Japanese

Korean
Research in and teaching of  Korean language, cinema, linguistics.
Minor in Korean Studies

Persian
Research in and teaching of  Persian language, culture, literature, cinema, linguistics.
BA in Persian StudiesMinor in Persian StudiesFlagship ProgramRoshan Institute

Portuguese
Research in and teaching of  Portuguese language (Brazilian), cultures, literatures, cinemas.
Minor in Portuguese Language, Literatures, and Cultures

Romance Languages
Dual choice of French/Italian; French/Spanish; Italian/Spanish.
BA in Romance Languages

Russian
Research in and teaching of  Russian language, culture, literature, cinema, translation.
BA in Russian Language, Literature, and CultureMinor in Russian Studies

Second Language Acquisition
Research in and teaching of second language learning, second language instruction, second language assessment, second language use.
PhD, MA, Certificate in Second Language Acquisition

Spanish
Research in and teaching of Peninsular and Latin American Spanish language, cultures, literatures, cinema, translation
PhDMA in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures; MA in Hispanic Applied LinguisticsBA in Spanish Language, Literatures, and CulturesMinor in Spanish Language and CulturesMinor in Spanish Language, Business, and Cultures

Summer Institute
Intensive nine-week summer program equivalent to one full academic year. Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced level training.  Arabic, Persian, and more.