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“Tools for the global citizen”
Our mission is to promote the diversity of world cultures and languages by providing innovative interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
Develop inter-cultural communication competency.
Develop critical insights into the nature of language and culture.
Nurture diverse heritages.
Engage in interdisciplinary learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.
Strengthen national and international collaborations with educational, public, and corporate partners.
Outreach to campus and Oregon communities and beyond.
Promote global consciousness and participate more fully in the global community.
Benefits of a Liberal Arts Education
"How does language learning influence economic growth, cultural diplomacy, the productivity of future generations, and the fulfillment of all Americans?" Check out the full report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In Portland, Ore., some residents are celebrating Yennayer, the Berber New Year. It's a holiday that's not traditionally a big deal, but it's an opportunity to celebrate Berber culture, which hasn't always been easy to do.
Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with University of Oklahoma German literature professor Bob Lemon and Oregon State University German culture scholar Sebastian Heiduschke.