Classical Literature World Literature




Curriculum and Syllabi

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures builds students' proficiency in the five areas necessary for communication: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural competence in French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. 

It also strengthens students' understanding of the literature, history, customs, and culture of the peoples who used or are using those languages. 

Major and minor programs are offered in French, German, Latin, and Spanish

Students who place into and successfully complete FLL 251 or above will receive an additional four hours of credit toward graduation for the elementary sequence.

There are four levels of instruction for the study of French, German, and Spanish at Mercer University:

  • Elementary   (100-level courses)
  • Intermediate (200-level courses)
  • Minor (lower 300-level courses)
  • Major (higher 300- and all 400-level courses)

For the study of Latin there are three levels of instruction:

  • Elementary   (100-level courses)
  • Intermediate (200-level courses)
  • Advanced (300- and 400-level courses) 


Learning Objectives for Students