The Department of Global Languages and Cultures will foster understanding among all peoples through the study of their languages, literatures and cultures; be a catalyst for justice and peace by improving cross-cultural communication; and provide the cultural intelligence tools needed to respond to the challenges of a global society.
Highlight of Program
A highlight of all of our global language programs is the opportunity for students to study and travel abroad.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of our programs in global languages and cultures and in international business global language, students will:
Demonstrate a knowledge of and an appreciation for the language and culture of peoples other than their own by means of a program of integration and cooperation for the purpose of better human relations and world peace
Respond to the challenges of globalization facing our contemporary society through the ability to interact with the world community and be prepared with specialized cultural and linguistic training to assume careers in business and industry in the global marketplace, in government and social service work, in libraries and translation, and in education
Integrate and synthesize their foreign language experience with business, education, political science and other disciplines within the liberal arts
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the language and content of the great works of ancient and modern authors in their historical setting, recognizing that this heritage impacts the present and future