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The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures excels at creating links between ideas, cultures, art forms and people: a great preparation for a globalized world. Graduates with multi-lingual capabilities have skills to work in a variety of fields where production and interpretation of language from a cultural standpoint is central such as: business, communications, government and public service, diplomacy, international security, foreign aid, international law and education. Some possible careers:

What can I do with a Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures?

- Language specialist
- Communications
- Education
- Translator
- Tourism/hospitality
- Judicial interpreter
- Foreign correspondent
- Policy analyst
- Non-profit sector
- Health care sector
- Human resources
- Law
- Social work and social services
- Journalism
- Human rights advocacy
- College and University teaching
- Writing
- Political analysis/politics
- Film-making
- Non-governmental organizations
- Advertising
- Editing and publishing
- Management
- Law enforcement
- Counseling
- Government
- Public relations
- Fund-raising
- Immigration advocacy
- Education
- Performing Arts
- Business

What can I do with a Degree in Comparative Literature and Culture?

- Journalist
- International relations
- Business and industry
- Government
- Educator
- Library/archives
- Human resources
- Cultural/heritage sector
- Copywriter/editor
- Market researchers
- Technical translator
- Tourism/hospitality
- Non-profit sector


Skills Acquired studying with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures are as follows:

- Communication
- Language acquistion
- Listening skills
- Cross-cultural awareness
- Creativity
- Fluency (oral and written)
- Interpretation/evaluation
- Translation
- Research skills
- Grammar and vocabulary
- Analytical skills
- Critical thinking
- Organizational skills
- Problem solving
- Synthesize/summarize




Department of Modern Languages and Literatures - Western University
University College Building, Room 115
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7
Tel: 519.661.3196
Fax: 519.661.4093

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