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Expand your global community.

Multilingual majors study three or more languages, as well as the countries and cultures in which those languages are spoken. Department faculty teach Chinese, French, German, and Spanish, and will help you develop your language skills, while guiding you through scholarly investigations in topics relevant to our shared disciplines, including: linguistics, literatures, cinema, contemporary culture, and peoples from around the world. Butler’s Multilingual program transcends the typical mono- or bilingual education found at other universities, providing you an academic home in a department that values and encourages in-depth study of multiple languages.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • PCA 264-SP – Nature, Art, and Craft in Peru
  • TI 225-GR – Literary Responses to Two World Wars
  • TI 226-GR – Oppression and Revolution: The German Democratic Republic
  • CN 300 – Chinese for Oral Communication
  • FR 315 – French for Business 
  • GR 310 – German for Writing
  • SP 201 – Spanish Conversation and Pronunciation

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  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

The Butler Advantage

Join us and take advantage of:

A unique focus on three or more languages under one major.

Opportunities for you to serve in the community—utilizing all languages—in settings that include schools, medical clinics, legal non-profits, and governmental entities.

Internships in the United States and abroad, scholarships, and opportunities to present research both on- and off-campus.

Access to a rich international community on campus, as well as outside speakers and performers.

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Irune Gabiola
Professor – Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
 A native from Bilbao (Basque Country), I moved to the US in 2000 to pursue graduate studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. While I was growing up, I lived in France and Belgium which introduced me to different cultures and languages….
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Adrian Bello-Uriarte
Lecturer, Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Adrian Bello-Uriarte Lecturer in Spanish, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences I teach language courses in Spanish, as well as courses in Spanish Linguistics. I earned my PhD in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and…
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Terri Carney
Professor – Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Dr. Terri Carney Professor of Spanish Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures Butler University, JH391A…
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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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