Modern & Classical Languages

The Languages, Literatures and Cultures department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees focusing on various classical and modern languages.  The classical language program offers the bachelor of arts degree with majors available in Latin or classics, and minors in Latin, Greek, classical civilization, or ancient and medieval studies. The Modern Languages program offers majors and minors in French, German, Spanish, and romance languages.

Majors and Tracks/Concentrations:

Course Requirements and Offerings
Degree requirements for the programs offered by the Languages, Literatures and Cultures department can be found below in the Academic Catalog.

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Placement Exam
A placement exam may be required for those students with previous modern & classical language experience.  To arrange a time to take a placement exam, contact Liz Bergstrom at or 815-226-4087.

Religious Studies

Religious studies is an interdisciplinary minor. At least nine hours of the minor in religious studies must carry the religious studies (RELG) designation, and at least one course must be taken at the 300-level. A total of 18 hours, nine (9) of which must be taken at Rockford University, and an earned 2.0 GPA in the courses appropriate to the minor are required for graduation.

Course Requirements and Offerings
Rockford University’s religious studies program offers students the opportunity to minor in religious studies; more information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Department Information

Languages, Literatures and Cultures
113 Colman Library
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Fax: 815-394-5171

Sharon Meilahn Bartlett, Ph.D.