The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) is central to the liberal arts mission of Georgia College, encouraging and cultivating literary, linguistic and intercultural competence, academic achievement, critical thinking and a broader understanding of global issues. WLC is vital to the internationalization of the curriculum at GC, offering instruction in languages, literatures and cultures in the classroom and beyond. We also offer study abroad programs, a state of the art language lab, conversation tables, community outreach activities and honor societies for outstanding French and Spanish majors.
Our name, Department of World Languages and Cultures, reflects our commitment to study and teach languages and literatures in their cultural settings and our mission to prepare students to function effectively in today’s global context. Our core responsibility is to heighten Georgia College students’ intellectual and linguistic flexibility and foster their creative thinking by exploring with them communicative language systems other than English and the literatures and artistic manifestations of the world in their original languages.
Our Department has a new name: World Languages and Cultures (WLC). The changes to the department go deeper than a name change. Among the highlights is a new degree program with career-orientated concentrations. The primary goal of the World Languages and Cultures B.A. at Georgia College is to provide students with a solid liberal arts education that becomes the foundation for personal and professional growth over a lifetime. The curriculum is designed to provide students with well-developed skills that will enable them to pursue additional studies at the graduate level or to enter the job market into positions of demand.