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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences


The new School of Languages, Cultures, and Race at WSU offers exciting opportunities in education, research, and outreach for both incoming and returning students.

Centered around cultivating deep transdisciplinary understanding of linguistic, cultural, national, social, and racial perspectives in a global context, the school provides students with key knowledge, skills, and experience for success in an increasingly diverse and integrated global society.

Learning another language is like becoming another person.
–Haruki Murakamian

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
–Audre Lorde

Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity.
–Kofi Annan

Formed on July 1, 2018, the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race (SLCR) brings together students and faculty who are interested in an array of academic fields and areas of inquiry. It builds upon existing WSU strengths in comparative ethnic studies, humanities, social sciences, and foreign languages and cultures and provides additional benefits to students and faculty at all levels across the University.

SLCR arises from a strategic realignment of programs in the former departments of Critical Cultures, Gender, and Race Studies (CCGRS) and Foreign Languages and Cultures (DFLC) along with the interdisciplinary degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences programs. Students in all of these programs can continue, without interruption, to progress toward timely completion of their degrees while they experience a range of additional benefits from the realignment.

We invite you to explore our new website and to stop by the main office in Thompson Hall, room 110, to say hello. You can also read about the formation of SLCR and the school’s new director in the College of Arts & Sciences Story Hub.

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Thompson Hall 110
8:00 a.m.–noon
1:00–5:00 p.m.

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