What is Culture and Language Studies?

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Culture and Language Studies (CLS) offers courses in Applied Language Studies, East Asian Studies, English Language and Literature, Fine Arts, Religious Studies, Studies in Islamic and Arab CulturesAmerican Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS)JapaneseKorean, and Mohawk (Kanien’kéha) languages. This wide variety of programs and scholars makes a vibrant contribution to Renison’s vision for “Global Engagement through Languages and Cultures.” Together we are committed to providing student-centered multidisciplinary courses that strengthen language and analytical skills, develop critical lenses, and foster global awareness for personal and professional growth.

With gratitude, we acknowledge that Renison University College is located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples, which is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, community building and outreach, and is centralized within the work of our Truth and Reconciliation Working Group and the University of Waterloo’s Office of Indigenous Relations