Mission and Vision Statements
Mission: The Department of Languages and Culture Studies offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study in strategically selected languages, literatures, and film to develop students’ language skills, cultural knowledge, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society.
Vision: The Department of Languages and Culture Studies aspires to be known for the strength of its degree offerings, its flexible curriculum that balances tradition with innovation, and its unique programs in translation and interpreting, language for specific purposes, and film studies.
The core mission of the Department of Languages and Culture Studies is to prepare our graduates for participation and leadership in an increasingly global, multicultural, and multilingual society. We embrace the promotion, discussion and understanding of diversity through our coursework, scholarship, mentoring, and in our actions and procedures. In addition, we affirm a commitment to access and equity through inclusive actions around complex ideas and issues pertaining to all races and ethnicities; gender identities; political viewpoints; sexual orientations; special health needs; ages; belief systems; countries of origin; and socio-economic status.