World languages and cultures focuses on general knowledge of a country and its language, history, culture, political and economic systems, and literature. As a student, you will gain skills in cognition, verbal abilities, competency in another language, cultural awareness, and an understanding of globalization. This major will help you learn the multiple connections between language, culture, and applications to other disciplines. IUPUI offers degrees and translation studies certificates in French, German, and Spanish, as well as courses in Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and classic languages (Greek, Latin, etc.).
Skills and abilities this major develops includes: cultural competency, foreign language, public speaking, critical thinking, and communication (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).