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Global Languages and Cultures

Welcome to the Department of Global Languages and Cultures

Welcome to the Department of Global Languages and Cultures. We offer instruction in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian and Spanish. Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty are ready to help you expand and master your second language proficiency and intercultural competence to enable you to interact effectively with speakers of other languages in real-life situations whether in the U.S. or abroad.  Knowledge of people and their cultures is becoming increasingly important in any profession. Prospective employers are working more and more in a global context and are recognizing the need to hire individuals who can effectively work in a cross-cultural environment. Language is the key to increasing one's understanding of today's world. We invite you to continue to improve your second language skills or explore a new language.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 12.03.19
Humanities majors find community at Heritage

The humanities are percolating marked interest at Heritage Coffee House as the weekly, go-to, caffeinated hot spot on campus.

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Faculty 10.29.19
New chair champions global languages and cultures

University of Dayton Germanist Carola Daffner is willing to go to heroic lengths to engage students in global languages and cultures. During a “Comic Con” event at her previous institution, she dressed as Thor and performed two stories from Norse mythology about the hammer-wielding god of thunder and modern-day Avengers star.

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Department of Global Languages and Cultures

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1539