The study of a language or culture is a way of expanding one's horizons while developing specific linguistic skills that will enhance career, academic, personal and travel opportunities.
Students who take modern language, literature and culture courses to complete a MLC major or minor will:
- Gain a deeper understanding of a variety of cultures, including their own
- Become highly competitive in the international and domestic workforce
- Increase their analytical/critical thinking and communication skills
- Understand and make connections within the interdependent nature of the world
- Become engaged world citizens
The Department of Modern Languages & Cultures offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in two modern languages (French and Spanish) together with a pre-professional option of Modern Language Business. The department also offers minors in French, German, Spanish and Asian Studies as well as elementary, intermediate and advanced intermediate language and culture courses in Japanese and beginning courses in Chinese. In addition, a cooperative course agreement with Washington State University in nearby Pullman makes it possible for students to complete basic courses in Russian and upper division Chinese.