Vision and Mission

Foreign languages, literatures, and cultures, in their contemporary and historical depth, are an essential component of the great tradition of teaching, learning and thinking in the liberal arts. Departments of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures play a critical role in preparing students for the personal, academic, and professional challenges of a multicultural society, and of a global and transtemporal world.

In teaching students:

- proficiency in languages other than their own, FLLC empower them to gain authentic knowledge and understanding of diversity, becoming effective communicators and community builders,

- proficiency in world literatures, FLLC open the gates to the great traditions of written thoughts throughout the ages, training them as independent learners to apply the interpretive, analytical, and rhetorical skills they gain across the disciplines,

- proficiency in foreign cultures, FLLC equip them with the versatility and dexterity of diverse thinking processes, enabling them to become proficient and engaged interlocutors in a rapidly changing world.

See the recently published article in the NY Times to further understand why study in the Liberal Arts and in FLLC is crucial to the well-being of our society.