The Department of World Languages and Cultures provides students with a solid liberal arts education that becomes the foundation for personal and professional growth over a lifetime. Our curriculum is designed to give students ample opportunities to develop linguistic proficiency and intercultural competence in one or more languages and cultures-French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese.
Students have opportunities to apply their skills outside of the classroom, through study abroad, teletandem exchanges with native speakers, service-learning opportunities in Milledgeville and beyond, faculty mentored research, participation in the French and Spanish clubs, and peer tutoring with the Language Resource Center.
World Languages and Cultures faculty develop close working relationships with their students, creating fun, vibrant, and welcoming classroom environments in which students feel comfortable taking ricks, making mistakes, and pushing themselves to grow as speakers and to deepen their understanding of other cultures and world views.
The skills our students develop enable them to pursue graduate studies or to enter the job market in positions that demand the ability to communicate effectively, to reason critically, and to solve problems successfully, in more than one language and in a variety of cultural contexts.
Recent graduates have found fulfilling careers and opportunities to use their language skills and intercultural competence in tourism and hospitality, film and media production, journalism, law, library science, education, human resources, counseling services, insurance, telecommunications, physical therapy, and public health, to name just a few career paths. Along the way, many have taught, lived, or traveled abroad, wile other have earned graduate degrees that complement and build upon the liberal arts foundation they built as undergraduates.