Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Creating the Global Studies Curriculum – A Space for the Local?

Creating the Global Studies Curriculum – A Space for the Local?

“We require intermediate language proficiency of our students, the equivalent of four semesters. We encourage – and gave serious consideration to requiring – a major in a foreign language but ultimately felt the credit requirements for a double major would be too intense. But language is a tool for understanding and we wanted our students to at least experience language instruction, to understand the connection between language and culture, and to know that the world does not speak English.”

Languages do matter!

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