Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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See yourself working in a foreign country, as an ambassador, as an interpreter, as a teacher, as a global business executive and more!

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures provides an international focus for Rider University, interpreting both the global world and our multicultural society. Through the medium of foreign languages, we introduce our students to the thought processes and value orientations of different cultures. Our students acquire an international perspective and a special intercultural sensitivity. Advanced foreign language skills combined with intercultural expertise increase the employment prospects of our students in the global market place of the 21st century.

The Department maintains a state-of-the-art Foreign Language Media Center with 25 computer work stations with internet access for self-paced work and classroom instruction including interactive audio, video and text-based materials. A satellite dish allows us to view and capture original broadcasts from foreign countries.

Incoming freshman majors are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.

Students may major in, double major in, or combine a major in Education or Global Studies with one of the following:

Students may also minor in

Students may major in another foreign language or in any other subject outside the Department and combine this with a minor in French or Chinese, and a minor in Spanish with concentrations in either language and literature or business and the professions. Students majoring in Global Business benefit from a foreign languages minor, and those majoring in Global Studies frequently major or minor in a foreign language as well.

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For more information, contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at:
(609) 896-5146
[email protected]


Headshot of Daria Cohen
Chair, Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Professor of Spanish
Fine Arts 383

Daria Cohen received her Ph.D. in Spanish from Rutgers University. Her dissertation analyzed the burgeoning subjectivity of the female body in short prose narratives by canonical authors from both Spain and Latin America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr. Cohen’s research interests include the Hispanic modernist short story, theater, subjectivity, narratology, gender studies, pop culture and foreign language pedagogy.