The Department of Western Languages and Literatures is located within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which was established at Kafkas University on July 11, 1992 with the law numbered 3887 and started its education activities with 30 students in 2000-2001 academic year.
The Department of Western Languages and Literatures is carried out within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Kafkas University. The aim of the department is to provide students who continue their undergraduate programs in Western Literatures with the knowledge and skills related to these literatures. The undergraduate programs offered in the department cover important literary movements and genres from the beginning of the related literatures to the postmodernist period. The Department of Western Languages and Literatures attaches importance to providing students with the skills of textual analysis and criticism during the undergraduate program. Students are also offered elective courses in other foreign languages, American Literature, and education certificate courses, as well as courses in Physical Education and Fine Arts. The Senior Thesis at the end of the fourth year is part of the undergraduate program of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures. Students who graduate from the department can work as research assistants in foreign language and literature departments, lecturers in universities, foreign language teachers in secondary education institutions, as well as in media, theater, marketing, public relations, private sector, foreign embassies and representations. In the undergraduate programs of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, courses are given theoretically and practically. Students have to achieve the standards and credits (140) required by the departments. Students who graduate from the programs are required to speak the language of the related literatures at an advanced level, to have gained the ability to conduct research and analysis, and to express these skills in written and oral form.