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The Department of Language and Cultures

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Why Study Language and Culture?

Are you ...

  • fascinated by other cultures?
  • interested in learning or improving a language?
  • intrigued by similarities and differences between languages?

The Department of Language and Cultures (LANC) 

  • offers courses in five languages: French, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish
  • offers courses in Linguistics and Cultural Studies 
  • offers a BA Minor in Language and Culture
  • improves career and employment opportunities
  • provides you with a richer understanding of diverse cultures
  • provides you with an increased awareness of the intricacies of language structures
  • offers study-abroad programs that offer opportunities for real-life experiences in another culture.

Our department

  • offers small class sizes to optimize student participation
  • provides conversation labs for first and second year language courses that provide individual attention and support
  • is composed of dedicated and experienced faculty members with diverse backgrounds
  • is committed to providing a rewarding learning experience through student-centered teaching styles.

We offer the following language, Cultural Studies and Linguistics courses:

Culture Studies, French, Japanese, Linguistics, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Spanish