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FLC joins new School of Languages, Cultures, and Race

The strategic realignment of two departments and several degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences combines personnel and resources in the former departments of Foreign Languages and Cultures and Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies and the interdisciplinary General Studies Humanities and Social Sciences programs to form the new School of Languages, Cultures, and Race.

SLCR offers exciting opportunities in education, research, and outreach for both incoming and returning students.

Centered around cultivating deep transdisciplinary understanding of linguistic, cultural, national, social, and racial perspectives in a global context, the school provides students with key knowledge, skills, and experience for success in an increasingly diverse and integrated global society.

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The study of foreign languages and cultures at Washington State University is as old as WSU itself. Located in historic Thompson Hall, foreign language courses have been offered at WSU continuously since 1890. Our programs play an integral role in the University’s goal of creating global citizens by offering students a world-class education in the languages and cultures of other countries. Language courses offered encourage learning a language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing to encourage maximum functionality in the language.


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” –Nelson Mandela