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Constance Owl translating the Cherokee Language

Saving A Dying Language

History student translates Cherokee language

Constance Owl’s thesis is more than just a graduate degree in American History. It’s a portal to understanding, and saving, a disappearing language.

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Humanities at WCU

The humanities teach us how to think and reflect, how to write and defend, and how to understand cultures and languages. At WCU, all undergraduate students are exposed to humanities courses in the College of Arts and Sciences as part of their liberal studies requirements.

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In today’s "high-text" careers, those who get ahead have mastered critical thinking and clear communication. Students gain the intellectual and real-world tools to succeed: business skills in research, writing and editing, and media and textual interpretation.


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Through the study of history, students learn the skills of analysis, interpretation, written communication, and critical thinking. Through studying the past students discover how today's world was shaped and garner a foundation for a lifetime of learning.


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Philosophy and Religion

Studying philosophy or religion will help students gain a broad understanding of the human condition while developing the ability to bring critical thinking and organizational skills to creative problem solving.


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World Languages

Language programs not only build and broaden oral skills, but also expose students to the rich culture and history of the world’s people and places. The comprehensive and intensive range of courses allows for the study of a wide variety of languages and cultures.


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