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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Language

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The Department of Foreign Languages offers students the opportunity to “speak to the world” by providing authentic experiences with other cultures which enable them to begin or to continue developing their linguistic and cultural proficiency. Students are encouraged to explore new approaches to learning languages through the “critical languages” program and to experience another culture directly by studying abroad, participating in an internship or other applied learning experiences both at home and abroad, incorporating a non-English language component into their regular course work through the FLAC program, joining one of the weekly conversation groups, or simply getting to know the culturally and linguistically diverse staff of the Foreign Language Resource Center. The various programs and courses all strive to increase students’ linguistic and cultural competence and to help them to use this knowledge base in languages and the humanities as the basis for their personal enrichment as well as to acquire the knowledge, skills, and versatility that will prepare them for careers in many different fields, from the arts to business.

To accomplish its mission in teaching, service, and scholarship, the Department combines a firm academic foundation in the discipline with a practical preparation for life. German students regularly participate in summer internships in a German-speaking country; students of French have numerous possibilities for study and work abroad in France and other Francophone countries. The Department’s “Internship Coordinator” also works actively with students of other languages to provide them similar opportunities. In short, the Department contributes significantly to the mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and to the entire University by facilitating an understanding of human interaction across world cultures and time, enhancing awareness of global perspectives, and encouraging multilingualism and multiculturalism.

For further information about the Department of Foreign Languages and its programs, visit our web site:

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