The purpose of studying a foreign language, whether modern or classical, is to enrich one’s education both in the classroom and in the community. The study of language is not merely the study of grammar and vocabulary but also involves the study of culture, religion, society, history, and geography. To learn another language is to learn about other people and to compare one’s own society with that of others. Foreign language broadens the learner’s perspective and helps one to place himself or herself within the larger context of the world. Foreign language studies open windows into other global communities that might not otherwise be accessible.
Graduation requirements: Two credits in the same foreign language. Students are highly encouraged to continue on to the fourth level of a foreign language.