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World Languages and Literatures

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On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of World Languages & Literatures, I want you to know that your education and academic success are our highest concerns. 

Dr. George Thomas

Department Chair


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Department Offerings

The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) offers a wide variety of courses in the world languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Japanese, KoreanChinese, and Spanish. Master's degree is available in Spanish (MA); Bachelor's degrees are available in Arabic (BA)French (BA), and Spanish (BA); minors are available in ArabicFrenchJapanese, 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.

Why Learn a Language?

Language Learning Opens a World of Opportunities

Learn how knowing a second (or third!) language gives you a boost up the ladder to success.
Top Ten Reasons to Learn Languages

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History has taught us the value of foreign languages

Have we learned our lesson?

A Degree in “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics" Equals Job?

In a May 2018 article written by Forbes Magazine, they referenced Burning Glass' report on underemployment, to which Forbes states, "The major with the fewest underemployed graduates, according [Burning Glass'] report was “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics."

In other words, for every cliché of a barista or bartender with a liberal arts degree, there were ten with a degree in business.

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