Why Pursue a Language Degree?
China Night 2014
Campus and community members gathered in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom to celebrate the Chinese “Year of the Horse” during the annual China Night event. Photo by Wankun Sirichotiyakul.
Spanish Program Hosts “iNoche”
The Spanish Program officially launched its mProgram Aug. 28 at “iNoche” (iNight) to more than 150 upper-division Spanish students. iNoche was an orientation night where students were encouraged to bring their iPads and learn by doing.
WLL Scholarship Reception 2013
Congratulations to: (Front Row) Claudia Beltran, Afton Barkes, (Beatriz) Leslie Davis (Back Row) Jamie Lundergreen, Scott Watford, Marcus Youngberg
Contemporary Mexican Culture Course
Moot Court Day
Karen Wadley's Latin Students "defending" and "prosecuting" translations of Latin sentences in Moot Court, and receiving a taste of Roman culture and politics!
The study of languages gives students a sound foundation in the liberal arts. Graduates with language backgrounds possess a resource for continuing intellectual growth and personal fulfillment, a passport for moving easily within the world community and its diverse cultures, and a practical tool for earning a living. Programs in the Department of World Languages concentrate on the acquisition of language and knowledge of the cultures that the language expresses.
The department offers baccalaureate degrees and minors in French, German, and Spanish; minors in American Sign Language, Basque Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Latin Language and Literature, as well as language instruction in Arabic, and Korean.
Special encouragement is given to students who wish to pursue a minor emphasis in a world language to support a major taken outside the department. With the changing population of the United States and the growing interdependence of the international community, career opportunities are expanding rapidly for graduates who know a second language. Second language competency has become highly desirable in teaching, government, social services, diplomacy, law, medicine, mass communications, science, technology, international trade, and marketing. The programs in world languages have the latitude and flexibility to fit nearly any career goal.
The Department of World Languages encourages students who wish to acquire proficiency at a “professional” or “near-native” level to spend time in a region whose language they are studying. Programs available through the Office of International Learning Opportunities give students a chance to master a language and learn more about culture and customs, often while studying at foreign universities and living with local families.
News & Events
Mar 07 2014
Nere Lete, assistant professor of Basque in the Department of World Languages, recently submitted the
Mar 03 2014
Boise State’s 3rd annual German Language Campus Week, sponsored by the German Embassy and the
Feb 28 2014
“Discover your Roots,” an Irish, Scots-Irish and Basque genealogical research symposium, will be held at
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