The faculty of the Department of World Languages and Cultures is committed to providing students with language skills and cultural knowledge for professional and academic careers in the 21st century. We foster and strengthen communication among widely diverse constituencies at home and abroad through outreach programs, sustained partnerships and international study. As language-sensitive and language-functional citizens, we foster respect for others.
The department offers majors, minors, and teacher certification in French Studies, German Studies, and Spanish Studies. Latin students may choose a minor in Classical Studies. In addition, the department offers coursework through the advanced level in Japanese and the intermediate level in Arabic and Chinese.