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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. Feel free to email us with inquiries, or get in touch with the respective department.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 

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 to determine whether this is an acceptable option, and if so, how to proceed. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will accept American Sign Language to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree, but you should consult with Student Academic Services before beginning any coursework. Most college-level ASL courses do not automatically transfer to KU.

Amharic

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

Arabic

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

Aramaic

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 for Religious Studies

Croatian

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 & Literatures

Dutch

Offered through the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

E

Egyptian

Offered through the Department of Religious Studies

 

F

Farsi

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

French

Offered through the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

 

G

German

Offered through the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Greek

Offered through the Department for Religious Studies

 

H

Haitian Creole

Offered through the Department of African and African-American Studies

Hausa

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

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 & Caribbean  Studies

 

P

Persian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages & 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 & Caribbean  Studies

 

R

Russian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


S

Sanskrit

Offered through the Department for Religious Studies

Serbian

Offered through the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slovene

Not offered on a regular basis, please contact the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Somali

Offered through 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 & 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 on a regular basis, please contact the Department of Jewish Studies

 


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