The Department of Language, Culture, and Communication is a multi-disciplinary department with active faculty.
The Department of Language, Culture and Communication (LCC) houses six disciplines: Comparative Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, Journalism and Screen Studies, Linguistics, Modern and Classical Languages (including Arabic, French, German and Spanish), and Public Communication and Culture Studies (including Speech).
It offers degree programs in French Studies, Communication, and Hispanic Studies. It also offers an interdisciplinary degree in International Studies. In addition, the Department offers minors in Comparative Literature, Film Studies, German, and Linguistics. LCC faculty teach in a wide array of interdisciplinary programs, are active in their fields as scholars and researchers, and are committed to innovative pedagogies that engage their students.
To support its programs in Modern languages, the Department houses the Kochoff Foreign Language Media Laboratory (3065 CB) with extensive resources for language learning such as audio and video course materials, foreign language writing assistant programs, and foreign language TV programs via satellite. To support its programs in Communications, the department houses a TV studio, an audio lab, and video editing facilities with state-of-the art software, as well as a dedicated computer classroom (3034 CB) with 24 workstations.
Introductory courses in Composition fulfill the English Composition distribution requirements for students in all four academic units. Introductory courses in foreign languages meet the Foreign Language distribution requirements for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, while those in comparative literature may be used to fulfill CASL’s Letters requirement.