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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Languages

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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 studying abroad or by participating in an internship or other applied learning experiences either at home or abroad. Students may incorporate a non-English language component into their regular course work through in the Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) program, or by joining one of the weekly conversation groups, or simply by getting to know the culturally and linguistically diverse staff of the Foreign Language Resource Center (FLRC). The department’s various programs and courses strive to increase students’ linguistic and cultural competence and to help them use this knowledge for their personal enrichment or for the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and versatility to 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. For example, German students regularly participate in summer internships in a German-speaking country; students of French, Italian, Chinese, and Spanish have numerous possibilities for study and work abroad. The department’s “Internship Coordinator” also works actively with students real-world opportunities. In short, the department contributes significantly to the mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and to the 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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