John Johnsen
Acting Provost

(315) 792-3122

Foreign Languages

  1. Exposure to a variety of linguistic, literary, and cultural models upon which to draw in their professional lives.
  2. Empathy for those non-native speakers of English.
  3. A heightened academic experience, as the minor or elective sequence of courses will require students to acquire foreign language vocabulary and cultural understanding of practices in, for example, the health services, education, social services, criminal justice, or counseling, therefore better preparing them for work in these fields.
  4. The experience of living in a foreign country and experiencing a different culture while simultaneously learning and practicing the target language.