World Languages & Cultural Studies
Why Study World Languages and Cultural Studies?
A highly valued asset in today’s global workplace, second-language study provides students with opportunities and experiences that are not available to individuals who are proficient in only one language.
Gaining competency in a second language exposes students to systems of thought and expression different from their own, introducing them to new ideas, customs, habits and values. Moreover, in the process of acquiring a second language, students develop the ability and sensitivity to see their own set of cultural norms from an entirely new perspective, thus broadening their view of the world and appreciation of differences.
Why Study World Languages at Merrimack?
- Our faculty are trained to provide students with a unique set of international and interdisciplinary cultural opportunities designed to broaden their cultural horizons, enhance their intellectual flexibility and increase their adaptability in the context of an ever-changing global workplace.
- We offer a variety of courses and programs that help language students at all levels strengthen their linguistic skills, expand their understanding of the world and connect different disciplines.
- We’re committed to the development of students’ linguistic and intercultural competence through a curriculum that fosters the multiple connections among language, culture and their applications to other disciplines.