Modern Languages at UTA
Faculty Highlights
Christopher Conway

Mark A. Cichock

Director, Charles T. McDowell Center

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Lonny Harrison

Lonny Harrison

Section Head of CLIS Russian Coordinator
Assistant Professor

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Critical Languages & 

International Studies

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The Department of Modern Languages, in collaboration with the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Critical Languages and International Studies. This degree offering educates and trains students in Texas for careers in global affairs and international business, with an emphasis on less commonly taught languages and cultures of critical significance in Texas and the United States, as well as international economic and geopolitical arenas.

The importance of critical languages in the contemporary and future world economies and the international sphere cannot be emphasized enough. Critical Languages are important for a number of reasons, in fields as diverse as international law and commerce, international relations, the internationalization of the internet, and intercultural communication.

While working toward your degree, you may also obtain a Certificate in Localization and Translation, further enhancing your international skill set, through studying the ways in which language, culture, translation, the internet, and commerce intersect with each other.

The Critical Languages and International Studies program offers a major with specialization in three language options: ChineseRussian, and German, and a minor in ArabicKorean, and Portuguese.

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