CLLC Mission Statement

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Globalization, democratization, and rapidly changing technology continually transform our increasingly interconnected world, posing new challenges and opportunities.  In response, the Center for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers graduate and undergraduate students the intellectual, linguistic, and cultural tools they will need to succeed personally and professionally in our complex global economy.   

The CLLC capitalizes on the strengths of faculty with research interests in the languages, literatures and cultures of the world.  We bring together scholars from across the university and the world to increase our understanding of diverse cultures, expand our competence in world languages, and investigate the impact and creative potential contained in established and emerging media technologies.   The CLLC will seek partners not only on campus, but also in the world of business, education, government, and social agencies transform the teaching and learning of languages and cultures.

We hold the collective belief that the knowledge of one or more languages and the literatures and cultures they represent are essential components of a 21st-century education.