About the Department
The Department of World Languages and Cultures (DWLC) supports both the mission and the vision of Howard University. It is the second largest Department in the College of Arts and Sciences and contributes to the realization of Howard's enterprise by offering courses in foreign modern languages and literatures. The DWLC offers Majors and Minors in French and Spanish languages, cultures, and literatures, as well as Minors in Arabic, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. The DWLC is constantly adapting itself to the global world, offering basic instruction in the previously mentioned languages and also in Amharic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu. Efforts are underway to restore the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in French and Spanish through an interdisciplinary program in African and African Diaspora Languages, Cultures and Literatures.