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World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The mission of Augustana College is to provide an educational experience that prepares young people for rewarding lives "in a diverse and changing world." The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (WLLC) prepares students to engage with linguistic and cultural diversity on a global scale. 

Six foreign language programs comprise WLLC:



German studies



Scandinavian studies

Each program offers courses in linguistic, cultural and literary studies. 

Coursework connects to events, programs and organizations, on campus and within the Quad-City community. From conversation tables and community engagement, to summers abroad and foreign exchange programs, WLLC programs connect students to a world of opportunities and experiences. In addition to using Augie Choice, students wishing to further their language studies abroad may apply for grants from the Freistat Center, the Office of International and Off-Campus Programs, and other centers on campus to help make an overseas language immersion program more affordable.

The department also offers up to $1,000 for students who go abroad for a language immersion program. See the Study Abroad Fund.

WLLC faculty members come from around the globe, have extensive experience working and living abroad, and are experts in their respective fields. Students with majors and minors in WLLC programs often pair their studies with interdisciplinary coursework and degrees from a variety of programs such as education, business, communications, pre-medicine, social sciences and the natural sciences.