Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures is committed to leading students to intercultural competence by developing a deep understanding and appreciation for language, culture, and literature.

In this way, we prepare students to work collaboratively in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. And since studying another language — its culture, arts, history, and people — is an essential part of a liberal arts education, we also help students develop their powers of intellect and imagination. The Department offers instruction in five languages:






MLLC Statement on Equity

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Gustavus Adolphus Colleges publicly expresses its commitment to combat those systemic inequalities and to support those at a higher risk of being exposed to such precarities.

Click here to view our full statement.

Language requirement information

MLLC, along with other departments engaged in language instruction provide opportunities for students to complete their language requirement. Students, please, click on the link below to navigate how to complete the language requirement depending on your situation, background, and language of choice.

How can I complete my language requirement 

Fall 2022 Academic Assistant Introduction- Elizabeth T.

4 months ago, by Elizabeth Tribbett

¡Hola todxs! My name is Elizabeth Tribbett and I am a senior Biology and Spanish double major. This fall I am excited to be the Academic Assistant for the Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Besides my involvement in the Spanish department I am also a Gustie Greeter, a chemistry […]

Spring 2022 Academic Assistant Introduction- Rachel K. Erickson

11 months ago, by Rachel Erickson

¡Hola Todxs! My name is Rachel Erickson and I am a Senior majoring in Financial Economics and Spanish with a minor in LALACS. I have the honor to be the Academic Assistant for the Spanish section in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures this Spring semester 2022. In addition to this role, I […]

Lecture and Q&A with Professor Michael Minta

Last year, by Jasper Johnson

Several weeks ago, Gustavus had the honor of hosting Professor Michael Minta from the Political Science Department of the University of Minnesota! Dr. Minta, who is one of the nation’s leading experts in the study of political representation of African American, Latino, and women interests in the United States, gave a lecture and Q&A about […]

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