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"The World in Your Hands"

WHY WORLD LANGUAGES?

the map of the world faded over open hands

The Department of World Languages & Literatures offers a wide variety of courses in the world languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Master's degree is available in Spanish; Bachelor's degrees are available in Arabic,  French, and Spanish; minors are available in Arabic, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish, as well as Asian Studies and Latin American Studies.

Our classes will teach you to understand, speak, read and write the language you are studying. Our courses promote an understanding of world civilizations and an appreciation of their literatures. This background will prepare you for jobs in a variety of professions such as international trade, librarian, interpreter, translator, foreign service officer, foreign trade specialist, diplomacy, intelligence, teaching and law enforcement.

Study of another language truly places the world in your hands: you will be prepared to meet and work with people from other cultures. With the advancement of technology and the global marketplace, study of another language enhances job opportunities for everyone. Be prepared for the world of tomorrow by studying another language today.



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