Department Chair: Christiane K. Eydt-Beebe
The Department of World Languages and Cultures prepares students to develop linguistic proficiency and cultural literacy to live and work in the complex society of the 21st century. Our courses emphasize the five C’s of world language education—Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Our graduates recognize and value diversity in their own communities and in national and global contexts. Equipped with language skills, new perspectives, and a deeper understanding of culture and context, our students are poised to become global citizens able to interact and collaborate successfully with people in the US and abroad.