Welcome to the Department of
Foreign Languages and Literatures!  

Registration for Spring 2019 begins
Monday, November 12th...

Course is taught in English and satisfies degree requirements towards major/minor in German and/or for the humanities electives! 


Phi Sigma Iota (ΦΣΙ)
International Foreign Language Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. The Honor Society recognizes outstanding ability and achievement in the study of, or teaching of, any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. These fields include not only modern foreign languages, but also Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component.

The mission of Phi Sigma Iota (PSI) is:
     -to recognize outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of a foreign language;
     -an appreciation for diverse points of view, derived from the knowledge and use of a foreign language;
     -the encouragement of a lifelong commitment to the study and promotion of foreign languages and cultures; and
     -the pursuit of research in foreign languages and cultures.


Initiation ceremonies occur every spring semester.  A PSI student club is being launched in Spring 2019.
Contact: Faculty adviser:  Daniel Darrow, djdarrow@alaska.edu
Student president: Ashland Williams amwilliams21@alaska.edu



Information and Links

Major or Minor in Foreign Languages

Interested in an exchange program?

Try the Interactive World Fact Book.

Check out what's happening in the Foreign Language Department!

Were you a Foreign Language or Japanese Studies Major or Minor? Email us and tell us what you're up to these days!

Italian (ITAL), Arabic (ARAB), Chinese (CHNS) and American Sign Language (ASLG) courses at UAF are offered through the Community & Technical College -- please contact CTC for more information about those classes.

What Can You Do With a Foreign Languages Degree? (pdf file)


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