Welcome to Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages is a multilingual community of Christian scholars who study intellectual heritage and cultures.
Through the careful examination of cultural products and practices, we strive to foment greater understanding of diverse peoples. We study language not only as a linguistic system in perpetual transformation, but also for its essential role in the formulation and transmission of cultural identity. Our mission is to promote languages and cultures as an integral part of liberal education. By fostering language proficiency and cultural literacy, we cultivate our students' intellectual capacities so that they may effectively participate in a multilingual, global society.