Message to the Students

 

CURRENT NEWS TRACK

A book review by Dr. Brantley Nicholson has been published:  "Abstractions of Privilege, a review of Arthur Rose’s Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee," A Contracorriente, Fall 2017.

As well as an article Dr. Brantley Nicholson co-wrote has been published in the Cincinnati Romance Review, Fall 2017 edition: "Que viva la música's Sustained Prescience: Reading Andrés Caicedo's Anti-Bildungsroman Four Decades Later"  by Brantley Nicholson and Camilo Hernández Castellanos

Congratulations to Dr. Brantley Nicholson for your publications!

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We are proud to announce that two of our majors presented at the Georgia Undergraduate Regional Conference that was held at Georgia College and State University.  Please congratulate them on a job well done!

- "Artaud, Marat/Sade and Materialism" by Caitlyn Williams (Mentor: Hedwig Fraunhofer).

- "How Personalities Influence Political Decisions and How We Respond" by Rebecca Winslow (Mentor: Brantley Nicholson)

 

CONTEST

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is sponsoring a T-Shirt Design Contest. The design should be simple and reflect the departments slogan "Worlds Ahead". The winner will be awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to the GC Bookstore. Please submit a hard copy of your design along with your name and contact info by November 20, 2017 to Susan Hurst, Beeson Hall 317 or susan.hurst@gcsu.edu. If you have questions you can call 478-445-4415.  Let the inner designer come out and have some fun!

 

 

A Message to the Students

The Department of World Languages and Cultures would like to welcome you to Georgia College and State University.  Whether you are considering a career in law, international business, government, film, public relations, advertising, health care, journalism, teaching . . . etc., we would like to suggest that a major/double major or minor in a world language will positively enhance your career options when you graduate.  Across the USA thousands of students apply for admission to graduate or professional school and there is perhaps no better way of catching the eye of graduate admission counselors than doing a major/double-major or minor in a world language.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers a One Degree with concentrations in both French and Spanish. Once you determine the language, you then have your choice to further concentrate your degree with French/Spanish for the Professions; French/Spanish Literature and Culture Studies; or a major concentration of French/Spanish and a minor in French/Spanish.

World Languages and Cultures students can also take advantage of an array of study abroad opportunities with semester long programs. Our study abroad programs provide students with exciting professional opportunities.  Future employers look favorably upon prospective applicants with a world language degree because they are the best prepared to enter an ever increasing global work force.

 

Why Study Foreign Languages?

Competitiveness in the Job Market – Being fluent in another language not only looks great on a resume, putting you two steps ahead of your competition, but also opens doors to employment opportunities that require some skill with a foreign language. Employers will view you as a very important contributor to the success of their business, especially on an international scale.  Bilingual employees are favored in a variety of professions ranging from health care and social work to education and law.

Jobs in other Countries – Many students have a desire to travel and work when they graduate from college.  Some travel and find jobs teaching English temporarily. There are many opportunities for careers abroad working for several international organizations.

Educational Requirement – In the modern world of education, all major universities require students to complete at least a year’s worth of study in a foreign language to enhance their educational experience.  Administrators have long recognized the language to enhance their educational experience. Administrators have long recognized the value of expanded views that include knowledge of foreign cultures as well as languages.

Graduate School – Some graduate schools require a higher level of proficiency in a foreign language in order to be admitted into certain programs such as comparative literature and music studies.

Personal Enjoyment – The very first time you are able to carry on a real conversation in a new language you get a great sense of achievement and satisfaction. Learning about the unique traditions and interesting parts of a new culture is exciting and fun.  Also, studying a new language will open your mind to new ideas and broader points of view. So, Try It!!

World Languages Brochure

 

 

 

Department of World Languages and Cultures
317 Beeson  |  Campus Box 46
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-4415
Fax: (478) 445-0959