The Doctor of Modern Languages degree (D.M.L.), like other doctorates, is an academic degree of the highest level. It is similar to the Ph.D. and the Doctor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages.
Currently, the D.M.L. degree is unique to one school in the United States: Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. The degree prepares teacher-scholars in two modern languages, with additional focus on their respective literatures and cultures. It is a flexible degree that encourages depth of research, but differs from the Ph.D. in the variety of subject matter studied as part of the doctoral thesis.
Famous quotes containing the words doctor of, languages, doctor and/or modern:
“You are not a doctor of dentistry! You are a doctor of segregation!”
—Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891)
“People in places many of us never heard of, whose names we cant pronounce or even spell, are speaking up for themselves. They speak in languages we once classified as exotic but whose mastery is now essential for our diplomats and businessmen. But what they say is very much the same the world over. They want a decent standard of living. They want human dignity and a voice in their own futures. They want their children to grow up strong and healthy and free.”
—Hubert H. Humphrey (19111978)
“The doctor found, when she was dead,
Her last disorder mortal.”
—Oliver Goldsmith (17281774)
“Amplification is the vice of modern oratory. It is an insult to an assembly of reasonable men, disgusting and revolting instead of persuading. Speeches measured by the hour, die by the hour.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)