Modern Languages and Literatures
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures invites you to explore the academic possibilities that will expand your professional, intellectual, and personal horizons. We offer majors, ID majors, and/or minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Our faculty is fully committed to provide students with thorough knowledge of the language, the literatures, and cultures linked to our programs. We promote linguistic ability, cultural competency, critical thinking, creativity, social awareness, and an understanding of cultural diversity. Our academic program encompasses a dynamic and varied selection of course offerings, terms abroad, extracurricular activities, and interdisciplinary initiatives. Please contact us for more information about our programs and offerings.
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Russell Berman, President of Modern Language Association, and Special to CNN, on "Why language study should be a part of your college experience":
"One of the best choices you can make when planning your college years is the decision to learn a foreign language, whatever your major. Learning another language will open the door to another culture and enhance your career opportunities in the increasingly global economy. Having strong skills in another language … will set you apart from other applicants and show a potential employer that you have demonstrated long-term discipline in acquiring specialized knowledge."
More at this link: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/05/my-view-why-language-study-should-be-part-of-your-college-experience/
NSEP video on the Boren scholarship for students of critical languages (undergrad and graduate level):