Department Chair: Megan Ferry
Union College pioneered the study of modern languages 200 years ago, when other American colleges and universities offered only the ancient languages of Greek, Latin and Hebrew. Today, Union continues to lead the way in this tradition. Union teaches language courses both in the original language and in translation. There are full programs leading to a major in Chinese, French, German and Spanish, as well as an interdepartmental major in Russian and minors in Russian and Japanese.