Welcome to the Department of Global Languages and Cultures! We offer instruction in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian and Spanish. Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty are ready to help you expand and master your second language proficiency and intercultural competence to enable you to interact effectively with speakers of other languages in real-life situations whether in the U.S. or abroad. Knowledge of people and their cultures is becoming increasingly important in any profession. Prospective employers are working more and more in a global context and are recognizing the need to hire individuals who can effectively work in a cross-cultural environment. Language is the key to increasing one's understanding of today's world. We invite you to continue to improve your second language skills or explore a new language.