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 Anishinaabeg, Hodinohsyó:ni, and Attawandaran (Neutral) 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 from mouth to source. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place in all corners of our campus through research, learning, teaching, community building and outreach. We are guided by the work of our Reconciliation and Re-storying Steering Committee and Anti-Racism and Decolonization Spokescouncil, as well as the University of Waterloo’s Office of Indigenous Relations