Opportunities for traveling or working abroad are increasing annually. Expanding world trade will create more and more demands for bilingual people, and America’s role in international affairs requires more than ever before that we understand the cultures of all world peoples. Consequently, the study of world languages can no longer be a luxury; it has become a necessity.
Students are placed in world languages classes by the world languages instructors who evaluate their previous language experience. Students wishing to take placement and credit examinations may arrange to do so with the world languages faculty or testing center.
World languages satisfy a requirement for the bachelor of arts degree and the fine arts/humanistic studies requirement for the bachelor of science degree in many programs.
Credit may not ordinarily be earned in one’s native language (mother tongue) in first year courses.
Excellent career opportunities await the student who combines world language studies with business, technology, science, vocational programs, etc. For specific information, consult the world language faculty.