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Languages Offered at KU

The University of Kansas offers more foreign languages than any other university in the Great Plains. Please refer to the alphabetized list below.

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Feel free to email us with inquiries, or get in touch with the respective department. Please note that not all languages are offered on a regualr basis. Always check the KU course catalog and talk to an advisor before enrolling. 

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A

American Sign Language

Offered through the School of Education

Please note that American Sign Language is offered within the School of Education, but access to these courses for students outside of that school is by permission only. If you wish to use American Sign Language to fulfill your Foreign Language requirement, please check with your individual school and advisor to determine whether this is an acceptable option, and if so, how to proceed. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences accepts American Sign Language to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree. Please consult with your CASS advisor to ensure that your credit is programmed into the Degree Progress Report. Most college-level ASL courses do not automatically transfer to KU.

Offered through the KU Edwards Campus

A Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of General Studies degree in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies is available through the KU Edwards Campus. Visit the website for information on degree requirements and transfer credits.

Amharic

Not offered regularly. Please contact the Department of African and African-American Studies

Arabic

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

 

B

Bosnian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

 

C

Chinese (Mandarin)

Offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Coptic

Offered through the Department of Religious Studies

Croatian

See Bosnian. Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Czech

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

 

D

Dari

See Persian. Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

 

E

Egyptian (Middle)

Offered through the Department of Religious Studies

 

F

Farsi

See Persian. Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

French

Offered through the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

 

G

German

Offered through the Department of German Studies

Greek (Ancient)

Offered through the Department of Classics

 

H

Haitian Creole

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

Hebrew

Offered through the Department of Religious Studies

Hindi

​Offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

 

I

Italian

Offered through the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

J

Japanese

Offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

 

K

Kaqchikel

Not offered regularly. Please contact the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

K’iche’ Maya

Not offered regularly. Please contact the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Kichua

Not offered regularly. Please contact the Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Kiswahili

​Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

Korean

Offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

 

L

Latin

Offered through the Department of Classics

 

M

Middle Egyptian

Offered through the Department of Religious Studies

Miskitu

​Offered through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean  Studies

Montenegrin

See Bosnian. Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

 

P

Persian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Polish

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Portuguese

Offered through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

 

Q

Quichua

​Offered through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean  Studies

 

R

Russian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


S

Serbian

See Bosnian. Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slovene

Not offered regularly. Please contact the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Somali

Please contact the Department of African and African-American Studies

Spanish

Offered through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

 

T

Tajik

See Persian. Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Tibetan

Offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Turkish

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

 

U

Ukrainian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Uyghur

​Offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

 

W

Wolof

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

 

Y

Yiddish

Not offered regularly. Please contact the Department of Jewish Studies

Yoruba

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

 


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