Gettysburg College’s Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum program promotes and sustains dynamic student learning of non-English languages and cultures, thus enriching intercultural and linguistic competency outside of traditional courses taught within a language department.
Through various pedagogical platforms this initiative encourages students to use a language other than English to conduct research for or complete assignments in either English or a language other than English. The program seeks to bridge competencies within the faculty while at the same time helping students broaden their awareness of global cultures, languages, and current international issues.
Goals of the CLAC program:
- Integrate multiple languages into the teaching of all academic disciplines in order to enrich their intercultural and global content.
- Enrich student knowledge of other cultures through CLAC courses.
- Promote interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty to explore innovative research and pedagogy.
- Allow students to use foreign language skills for research, writing or speaking as a part of any CLAC designated course.
- Integrate study abroad, language learning/use and internationally-oriented courses across the curriculum.
- Provide other opportunities for students to apply their language.
Learn more about languages, literatures, and cultures across the Gettysburg Curriculum.