ACADEMICS & RESEARCH

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The faculty of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures takes as its goal to investigate and engage with the linguistic, cultural, and literary worlds of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, as well as questions surrounding language learning itself.  We aim to prepare our students to become knowledgeable, active, responsible, and intellectually vibrant citizens within the increasingly interconnected global society. Our undergraduate students not only develop the language skills necessary to communicate in languages other than English, but also an open and critically flexible approach to diversity and work within a community.  We prepare our graduate students to enter the fields of French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Studies, Second Language Acquisition, and Spanish and Portuguese literatures and cultures as researchers, teachers, and institutional professionals with both focus and range, including experience in interdisciplinary creation.