Academic Programs

The Languages and Cultures Department offers academic programs for Spanish majors and minors. We also offer minors in American Sign Language, French, German, and Japanese along with courses in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Latin, and Russian.

Placement and diagnostic language proficiency testing

Contact Us

Languages and Cultures Department
Location: DWIR 249
Fax: (719) 255-3146



Fernando Feliu-Moggi & Edgar Cota-Torres

Please join the Languages & Cultures Department in congratulating the promotion of Fernando Feliu-Moggi & Edgar Cota-Torres From associate professor to full  | Read More

Congratulations to Rieko McAdams for receiving…

The Distinguished Service Award at Pikes Peak Community College. Please join the Languages & Cultures Department on congratulating her for this achievement! | Read More

Outstanding Teaching Award – Lecturer Category Rawnaq Alfraigi, Lecturer of Arabic in Languages & Cultures

On behalf of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences it is my pleasure to announce the awardees of the 2018/19 Outstanding Teaching Awards.| Read More

Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship: Are you considering a study abroad program for Spring, Summer or Fall 2019? If so, we invite you to apply for a Study Abroad Scholarships given out by the Department of Languages and Cultures! We will select four to five students committed to excellence in languages by studying abroad during Spring semester, summer, or Fall semester. Each awardee will receive $400 to $500 depending on the number of students selected. Contact your language instructor or Suzanne Cook at scook2@uccs.edu for more information. Application deadline is March 15 2019.

DIA DE LOS Muertos Altar

Friday, November 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, CAFE 65 | Image Gallery

The Hispanic Honor Society has been working very hard to obtain funds and permits to travel to Peru next month

  • Natalie Cruz
  • Cathryn Herman
  • Balvina Ríos
  • Shekonah Gordon
  • Ariana Huerta
  • Elizabeth Tavera Vázquez
  • Sarah Zerbel
These students will be representing the Society, Department and UCCS. They will be donating their time and talent in a school and will be serving in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. I am positive that this will be a true learning experience and that we will hear about their adventure upon their return. They have raised $8,800 in a period over a year. MOSAIC Office, SGA and The Department of Languages and Cultures also contributed funding.
Ken Eruek

Dassanowsky co-production of Austrian documentary runs in Vienna theaters

Independent film producer Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts; and director, Film Studies Program, VAPA; scored critical success in co-producing the Austrian documentary film “Der Bauer zu Nathal” (The Farmer of Nathal). | Read More

Ken Eruek

A celebration of life for Ken Eurek, 68, a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Culture, will be at 2 p.m., July 6, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903. He died June 21, 2018, after a battle with cancer. | Read More

Global Village Academy Internship Opportunities

A group of German exchange students, their hosts and teacher from Manitou Springs High School visited the UCCS campus on the 18th of April. Their visit began with a campus tour followed by a visit to a beginning German class (Ger 1020). After class, the group gathered at the Excel Languages Center for refreshments. Sandy Ho, the Director of the Excel Languages Center, informed the group of all he services available to students and answered questions related to the ELC and its services. Their visit concluded with a general Q and A session. Students were encouraged to ask questions about UCCS in general and the Department of Languages and Cultures in particular.