The study of world cultures is an integral part of a well-rounded education. Learning another language provides a sense of shared humanity and offers insight into the human mind, this promoting multi-cultural understanding. It improves intellectual skills, helps the learner understand the customs, culture, and literature of others, and provides a wealth of material in other languages.
The knowledge of world languages is much needed and in demand in business and commerce, civil service, law, media, applied sciences, service occupations, tourism, social sciences, health professions, and engineering among others. Students wanting to major in a world language are urged to complete an Associate of Arts Degree.
Completion of the program requirements results in an associate's degree and meets the general core requirements at all Idaho public universities. The suggested coursework normally fulfills the first half of baccalaureate degree requirements in World Language. Course selection should be tailored to match requirements defined by intended transfer institutions.
It is strongly suggested that students majoring in this program take courses in at least two world languages since many universities require such before issuing a Bachelor of Arts in World Languages.