Modern Languages & Literature

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature is to prepare students to live, work and serve as global citizens, with the responsibility, empathy, openness to diversity and commitment to social justice that distinguish the Jesuit educational tradition.

Our curriculum is designed to achieve three overarching goals: to empower our students to become independent users of language in real-life contexts; to develop reflective, analytical, critical-thinking and discursive abilities through the study of a wide range of cultural products, practices and perspectives; and to foster the cultural competence that will enable our students to forge meaningful connections with people from cultures different from their own.

With the knowledge, skills and attitudes they acquire in the study of modern languages, our students will be able to contribute to a diverse and changing world as active participants who can work within and across cultural perspectives.


Our research and teaching philosophy

By devoting ourselves to research within a range of cultural and theoretical areas and innovation in language acquisition, we are committed to promoting a dynamic and diverse learning community wherein students may comfortably develop personal talents and human qualities.

Many of our students will use their language ability and intercultural competence in a variety of professional arenas, including government, business, the non-profit sector, teaching or research. Regardless of career path, we seek to prepare our students to contribute to a diverse and changing world as active participants who can work across cultural perspectives.

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MODERN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE
502 E. Boone Avenue AD 44
Spokane, WA 99258
(509) 313-6783
www.gonzaga.edu/languages

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CG 032
CG 044

Dr. Christina Isabelli
Department Chair
College Hall 031-A
(509) 313-6723
isabelli@gonzaga.edu

Lisa Meyer
Program Assistant
College Hall 031
(509) 313-6783
meyerl@gonzaga.edu
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