Languages & Culture

Languages & Culture

Languages and Culture degree focuses on cultural studies and focuses on learning languages, allowing you to explore topics ranging from history, languages, cultural traditions and many more. Language degree is very broad, meaning you will also gain knowledge of history, culture, business and political studies. Culture courses are interdisciplinary in nature. This involves studies in numerous departments, including sociology, anthropology, historiography, literary criticism, philosophy, and art criticism, and many others. These courses highlight critical thinking and expression of cultural themes from a transnational viewpoint and are often taught in combination with a portion of the target language. A degree focused on languages and cultures offers useful transferable skills to students that are becoming increasingly important in our world such as understanding and exploring different cultures and language, interacting or socializing with people, creativity and improving fluency, reading and writing different languages and many more. There is an intertwining of language and culture. Typically, a particular language points to a certain community of individuals. When you communicate with another language it means you are also communicating with the culture. Without explicitly accessing the language, you cannot comprehend one's community or culture. A year abroad is one of the greatest draws of a language degree. Students will travel to the country where their language of study is natively spoken to immerse themselves in the community and further improve their language skills. Language and Culture degree graduates can work in various sectors and get job opportunities such as: college professor, counsellor, book editor, museum curator, tour guide and many more.

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TESOL

TESOL means Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It provides you with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of English language teaching and will help you meet the needs of English language learners, which will also help to enhance your career. TESOL program is a series of rigorous, academic-focused courses aimed at educating students in language teaching. The aim is to improve the linguistic and teaching skills of students by concentrating on the language functions needed for academic achievements and activities in daily life. Graduates in TESOL can work as: lecturer in English language, curriculum writer, project director, instructor and so on.
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Languages

Language Studies is an interdisciplinary major being offered by the Department of Linguistics. It is designed to equip students with proficiency in one foreign language and to provide, at the same time, an understanding of the general meaning, structure and use of human language. Courses cover a broad variety of subject areas including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics, ethics, and many others. Language students are able to speak, write, listen, and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances imagination, memory and problem-solving abilities. Language studies graduates can work as: broadcast journalist, researcher, education consultant, language teacher, international aid/development worker and so on.
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Christian Studies

The area of Christian studies is enormous, covering everything from the broad study of theology to the more concentrated study of the ministry of music. It focuses on biblical studies to develop an understanding of theology, Christian history, and philosophy. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Christian Studies incorporate elements and ideas that come from other fields such as philosophy, history, sociology and social work. Christian studies provide students with a wide range of skills such as comprehension, examination, interpretation, and synthesis of primary and secondary sources of Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Ethical thinking. Some possible career choices for graduates in Christian studies include: clergy member, community outreach leaders, Christian educators, Ministry director, and others.
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Islamic Studies

Islamic studies refers to the academic study of Islam. Islamic studies can be seen under at least two perspectives which are: secular and traditional Islamic perspectives. This discipline provides an academic approach that combines comparative and theoretical methods established in the modern Islamic academic research. Historical knowledge along with cultural and religious studies as well as philosophical thought is integrated into Islamic studies. The study matters or areas to be covered while taking Islamic Studies includes: History of Islam, Theology, Mysticism, Law, Philosophy, Sciences, Literature, Architecture, Art, Comparative religion, Economics, Psychology, Islam and Modernity. Islamic studies graduates usually work as: translators and interpreters, Middle East specialized journalists, newspaper, radio or television channel editors, scientific researchers, public affairs consultants and others.
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Area & Cultural Studies

Area and cultural studies are interdisciplinary, Area studies deals with research related to unique geographical, national/federal, or cultural regions. International affairs, strategic studies, history, political science, political economy, cultural studies, languages, geography, literature, and other associated disciplines consists of traditional field research programs. Cultural studies is an experimental research and teaching area that examines the ways in which "culture" produces and transforms human interactions, daily life, social relations and power. Area and Cultural Studies degrees prepare specialists who analyze all aspects of a certain culture and how it interacts with other cultures. Area and Cultural studies graduates can work as: curator, geographer, diversity equity and inclusion expert, conservator and so on.
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