Department of World Languages
The study of foreign languages is fast becoming a necessity in a shrinking global village. International understanding and a tolerance of diversity are skills that can be acquired through the study of a language and culture other than one's own.
The Department of World Languages seeks to broaden cultural and linguistic horizons through its on-campus academic program and through its summer and year abroad programs in collaboration with Adventist Colleges Abroad. Language acquisition courses are designed to give oral proficiency and raise cultural awareness while meeting the language requirement for an advanced degree in other fields.
The major program prepares students to develop scholarship essential for teaching and for graduate study. It also prepares them to enter business and trade, civil service, dentistry, law, library science, medicine, and other professions requiring foreign language verbal skills, a strong background in analytical thinking, and an understanding of cultural diversity.