Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures


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Proficiency in a foreign language is an important part of a broad general education.

Foreign language study helps you better understand and appreciate peoples around the world and, regardless of what career you intend to pursue, you will find that being able to communicate in a second language will be an asset.

Will a foreign language really help? It certainly will! It heightens global awareness and fosters the skills necessary to participate effectively and peacefully in a competitive international environment. It also challenges Western society's understanding of itself and helps us to find new ways of understanding the world.

Click on the following links to obtain information about:
Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies
Master's in Spanish
Minors and Other Languages
Mission Statement

Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Cleveland State University
In the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, students develop competency in foreign languages while exploring and learning to value and analyze critically the diversities of cultures, thought, perspectives, literature, and languages of humanity.  Our programs prepare students to understand linguistic and cultural differences within their own society and to become more effective global citizens.