Department of Foreign Languages

Mission Statement

The Department of Foreign Languages provides opportunities for authentic experiences with other cultures which enable students to develop linguistic and cultural proficiencies. The Department contributes significantly to the College's mission to facilitate an understanding of human interaction across world cultures and time, enhance awareness of global perspectives, and foster in our students, the knowledge, skills and versatility needed to succeed personally, academically and professionally in an ever-changing society.

The DFL's highly diverse, international community is committed to collaboration in innovative work that crosses both national and disciplinary boundaries. Faculty members' diverse fields of expertise range from foreign language education to cultural studies, literary theory, intercultural competence, linguistics, and film studies. In addition, each faculty member is an experienced and committed foreign language teacher. The Department contributes significantly to the College's mission of facilitating an understanding of human interaction across world cultures and time, enhancing awareness of global perspectives, and fostering in students the knowledge, skills, and versatility needed to succeed personally, academically, and professionally in an ever-changing society.