The Department of Western Languages and Literatures is included in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which was established as Kafkas University on 11 July 1992 with the law numbered 3887, and was put into operation with 30 students in the 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 gain knowledge and skills about these literatures to students who continue to the Western Literatures undergraduate program. In the undergraduate programs offered in the department, it also covers important literary movements and genres from the beginning of the related literature to today’s postmodernist period. The Department of Western Languages and Literatures attaches importance to providing students with text analysis and criticism skills during the undergraduate program. Students are also offered classes in physical education and fine arts, as well as elective courses such as other foreign languages, American literature, and certificates of education. The graduation thesis given at the end of the fourth year is a part of the undergraduate programs 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 at universities, foreign language teachers in secondary education institutions, as well as employed 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 obtain the standard and credit (140) required by the departments. Students who graduate from the programs are required to speak the language of the relevant literature at an advanced level, to have gained the ability to conduct research and examination, and to express this skill in writing and orally.