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Global Language Studies

IMPORTANT: Effective March 16 Our staff will be working remotely but will available via email CJ Gomolka, Global Languages Coordinator, cjgomolka@depauw.edu Inge Aures, Director of German Studies, aures@depauw.edu CJ Gomolka, Director of Global French Studies, cjgomolka@depauw.edu Alex Puga, Director of Hispanic Studies, apuga@depauw.edu Francesca Seaman, Director of Italian Global Studies, fseaman@depauw.edu Sherry Mou, Chair of Asian Studies, smou@depauw.edu Heidi Albin Menzel, Administrative Assistant - heidialbinmenzel@depauw.edu Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Heidi Albin Menzel will be checking emails regularly during business hours and dispersing those messages to the correct individual(s).

Students in the department of global language studies develop oral, written and reading proficiency in their target language and increase their awareness and understanding of foreign cultures through coursework in literature, cinema, civilization (both pre-modern and contemporary) and business.

The department encourages all students to spend at least one semester in an approved off-campus program in a country where their target language is spoken. Students with training in foreign languages and cultures have an important edge in today’s increasingly international job market. They often go on to successful careers in banking and business, government and diplomacy, education, travel, the Peace Corps, telecommunications and social work, among many other fields.

Majors and Minors Offered:

Global French Studies, German, Italian Cultural Studies, Romance Languages (major only), and Hispanic Studies

Sample Courses:

German Cultural Studies, Cultura e Societa Italiana, Queer Francophone Identities, Spanish Civilization