Modern and Classical Languages

Contact Information

Western Washington University
Miller Hall 223
Bellingham, WA 98225-9097

Telephone: 360.650 3918
Fax: 360.650.6110
Hours: 8am-12pm, 1-5pm (M-F)

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in fulfillment of the University’s stated goals, provides to Western Washington University students the skills that are necessary to learn first-hand about world societies. To that end, the department believes that the best way to understand a culture is directly through its language(s).

Therefore, the department offers students the opportunity to acquire three types of proficiencies: the language skills that make for successful communication, the cultural competencies that build global respect and responsibility, as well as the creative and interpretive aptitudes that underscore an understanding of the history and aesthetic expressions of a given culture. Ultimately, students graduate from the department with valuable skills for succeeding in the workplace and for supporting global citizenship.

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Le pique-nique

Small image of Le pique-nique poster

A satirical, one-act play from New Brunswick, Canada

A bilingual, friendly squabble on identity and its ties to geography, language, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality.

December 6, 2013, 7pm

Fraser Hall 4
Admission: Free

For more information:

Sponsored by: French 385, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the Center for Canadian-American Studies and the Department of Theatre and Dance

Also see Western Front Article about the play

Page Updated 12.06.2013