The knowledge of other languages, cultures, and literary traditions is a hallmark of a liberal arts education, and the students and faculty in our Department take that mission very seriously. Whether majors or minors or simply interested students from other departments, our students learn to express themselves, to think and to live globally, and to develop skills and talents which are increasingly significant to the contemporary world and workforce. There are a world of answers to the question: Why study a language?
The Department of Languages and Cultures offers degrees with concentrations in French, Spanish and Latin American Studies. It also offers a Classical Studies program with concentrations in Greek or Latin. Course work in German, Japanese Studies, Arabic and Chinese are also offered. This year we are also proud to announce our new Asian Studies Minor. In addition to helping students acquire proficiency in a second language, our courses teach civilization, culture, history, literature, and linguistics.
French major, Faelynn Carroll, has been awarded the prestigious Gilman scholarship for study abroad in Senegal this summer.
Karen Rosenbecker, Asst. Professor of Languages and Brian Sullivan, On-Line Learning Librarian, Team Up to Create Tutorials
Languages and Cultures alumnus, Timothy J. Prosser ’87, Esq. served as chair of the 2011 National Conference on Philanthropic Planning, held in San Antonio on October 4 – 6, 2011.