Studies in world languages (eg., Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, etc.) aim to foster cross-national and cross-cultural understanding and to facilitate the development of skills associated with language acquisition, such as speaking, writing, reading and listening. These skills are particularly important in the 21st century, when local and world cultures are increasingly intertwined. Indeed, linguistic and cultural competency opens numerous opportunities to experience and contribute to globalization and enhances learners’ professional and personal growth. Employment opportunities for graduates with language concentrations include teaching, sales, market research, international law, public relations, state and federal service, foreign service, the airlines, travel agencies and businesses.
Concentrations in languages generally demonstrate knowledge of and lead to:
In their studies of world languages, students might want to focus on literature or language.
The program in world languages, literatures and cultures does not award teacher certification.