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As political and cultural borders rise and fall, languages remain an essential means for gaining a profound understanding of ourselves and others. The Department of World Languages advances the study of languages and cultures in order to prepare students to live and work in a competitive, interdependent world.
In addition to fostering a climate of critical thinking and intellectual growth, the Department helps students to enhance their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills and to augment their appreciation of varied literatures and civilizations.
The programs within the Department of World Languages promote diversity of thought and experience. They assist students in developing multicultural awareness, international perspective, and respect for others, enabling them to enrich their personal lives and to become contributing members of society.
Through these principles and practices, the Department seeks to create unique opportunities that prepare students to become life-long learners of languages and cultures.