The Bachelor of Foreign Languages & Literatures focuses on linguistic skills, literary appreciation, and understanding people and their culture. Students are required to select a specific language and develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in the language they select.
The study of language, culture, and literature prepares the student for advanced and graduate study in various areas, e.g., as literature and/or language, and for the use of language in business and industry, government, state, or local level, law enforcement, libraries and museums, parks and recreation, social services and health-related fields, transportation and tourism, and numerous other fields having a multicultural clientele.
The Master of Foreign Languages & Literatures provides students with the opportunity for professional growth in the areas of language proficiency, in-depth understanding of literature, civilization and culture as well as research and teaching skills. The program offers students the possibility of single-language study or two-languages study, either in a major-minor format or a double major.
Students who complete this program find that the additional exposure to the language and literature prepares them for positions requiring target language fluency and general familiarity with the target culture such as teaching, international business, and government.
The education and training of doctoral students is one of the most important aspects of a university activity. The pursuit of knowledge through research higher degree programs not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the university research and scholarship. The aim of the PhD program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates.
These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in the relevant disciplinary area. The doctoral thesis provides evidence of a contribution to knowledge with a level of originality consistent with 3-4 years of full-time study and research training. It also demonstrates a candidate's capacity for critical analysis and that he or she is capable of pursuing scholarly and programmatic research.