As a combined languages major, you’ll study two (or more!) of the languages that Clark offers: American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. You’ll focus on building linguistic and cultural competencies while you work closely with a faculty adviser to choose your course of study.
The major requires a total of 13 courses, eight of which are in languages. With the assistance of your adviser, you’ll select four additional courses that complement your language courses. A required course for all majors within the Language, Literature, and Culture Department — The National Imagination — explores and critiques how national languages have been used to build and promote cultural continuity and identity through texts, films, and documentaries. Finally, you’ll complete two units of study abroad in a country where one of your chosen languages is spoken — normally, these units will count toward the eight required language courses.
You can access higher-level language classes at other colleges within the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, and/or engage in directed studies with individual Clark professors.