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  • Structured Programs:

The FGIS Department provides programs leading to an undergraduate major, minor, or certificate of language proficiency in: French, German, Italian, and Russian. Programs are designed to provide comprehensive functional language skills, special preparation for the business and professional arenas, and a comprehensive understanding of literature and culture as a preparation for graduate studies.

Students may also choose to complete a double major by combining one of the language programs with any of 100 other majors at Temple University, including business, management, communications, journalism, music, health professions, fine arts, social sciences, or engineering and science.

  • Study Abroad and International Perspectives:

Students are encouraged to study abroad in Paris, Leipzig, the Universities of Hamburg and Tubingen in Germany, the Temple University campus in Rome, or on study abroad programs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir or other Russian cities. Through the Office of International Programs students may also choose to enroll in study abroad programs sponsored by other universities or colleges.

  • Global Temple Conference:

The FGIS Department encourages students to participate in the Annual Global Temple Conference.The conference highlights Temple student, staff and faculty research, programs and creative activities from around the world. Through panel discussions, poster sessions, films, performances and exhibits, the conference emphasizes three pillars of excellence: research scholarship, artistic creativity and community service.  For information about the conference, contact:

Denise Connerty
Phone: 215-204-0727

  • Courses:

Department courses in French, German, Italian, and Russian include:

Introductory and Intermediate Language


Language for Business and the Professions

Introductory and Advanced Literature


Culture and Civilization



Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic Languages
Anderson Hall 525 | 1114 West Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090
tel: 215-204-1760 ~ fax: 215-204-7752 ~ email: