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Foreign Languages

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Foreign Languages is to provide rigorous and diverse courses of study to prepare students both linguistically and culturally to become global citizens. The study of foreign languages, literatures and cultures:

  • provides a foundation for critical thinking and communication;
  • stimulates the intellectual development of the individual as a whole;
  • develops in depth knowledge of a particular culture that will enable students to function in an international setting, be it in firms in Central Wisconsin, in the U.S. or abroad;
  • prepares future language educators for Wisconsin Schools;
  • imbues students with knowledge and an appreciation of the cultures they are studying, in an endeavor to increase their overall cultural sensitivity as part of their global preparation.