Welcome

A global perspective

The Department of Global Languages and Cultures offers communicative competence and cultural awareness in various languages – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Navajo, and Spanish.

Approximately 30 full-time faculty, along with adjunct faculty and graduate assistants, teach elementary, intermediate, and advanced level courses to approximately 2,600 students per semester. Students have access to the departmental Language Learning Center, a state-of-the-art computer, video, and audio laboratory. 

We offer programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Navajo, and Spanish. Special offerings include language pedagogy, intensive study courses, Native American language and culture, as well as study abroad and direct exchange programs.