BA Foreign Language and Intercultural Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies (FLIS) is a uniquely designed three-year undergraduate program which aims to equip students with a high level of foreign language proficiency along with sound intercultural competence. FLIS enables students to graduate in a multidisciplinary academic program embedded within a foreign language even as they are still learning the language. Students not only specialize in French or German and learn a second foreign language (Spanish/Italian/Japanese), but also develop the cognitive and conceptual tools to employ their language skills in domains spanning linguistics, literature, history, social sciences, and culture studies. The program also offers a set of foundation courses as common modules that acquaint learners with essential critical skills and holistic knowledge to appreciate language and culture related phenomena from wider European and Indian perspectives. These specially created modules provide important insights into topics such as intellectual histories of Europe, study of Indian languages, cultural representations, and multiculturalism. This prepares participants in the program for a wide range of careers in the academic, corporate, administrative, and non-governmental sectors, to name a few.

Program Objectives

  • To prepare highly competent language professionals with intercultural sensitivity
  • To provide an early entry into the job market as well as to open further learning prospects in the humanities and social sciences
  • To develop research areas in foreign language learning and teaching in the Indian context

Program Highlights

  • Uniquely designed program blending foreign languages and intercultural studies
  • Opens academic and professional vistas in foreign language pedagogy, literature, translation, interpretation, history, and culture
  • Learning a second foreign language in addition to specialization in French or German
  • Expert designed curriculum in collaboration with international language centres
  • Practical work experience integrated into course learning
  • International learning environment; active foreign languages and cultural centre
  • Well-equipped library and language laboratory

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