About the Department

Welcome to the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Here you will find a faculty devoted to teaching excellence and scholarly contributions. Our degree programs feature innovative curricula that prepare our majors for careers in the 21st century.


The department aims to provide:

  • High-quality instruction

  • Authentic cultural interaction through short-term and long-term (semester and year-long) study abroad programs, internships in local companies and service learning opportunities on- and off-campus

  • Linguistic and cultural expertise in support of the university as a whole, local and regional schools, and the wider community

  • A broad range of scholarly work

  •  Phi Sigma Iota honorary society. Students are also active in the Language clubs.

Our students have access to excellent facilities including:

  • Two all-digital computer labs, the Foreign Language Resource Center and the English Language Learning Lab which enable students to experience second language learning software applications