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The Language and Thought Department is home to the following disciplines: Communication Studies, Foreign Languages including American Sign Language, Journalism, Humanities and Philosophy.

Our Department strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural awareness of our students and the community, building a greater sense of civility, social competency, the ability to think critically and to help students lead meaningful and productive lives. To this end we offer a wide variety of classes for both traditional and non-traditional students. Our classes provide both practical life experience as well as transfer credits to four-year institutions. We provide a flexible schedule for classes, offering weekday times as well as evening and weekend classes, both on the Main Campus as well as at our various satellite campuses. Additionally, short-term study abroad courses to countries such as Germany, France, Spain and Mexico are frequently offered during the summer.