The US: A Nation of Second Language Illiterates?

So says Russell A. Berman, professor of Humanities and German at Stanford University. Arguing against the kneejerk cuts of language programs at all levels of education in the United States, Berman presents a strong case that learning a second language costs very little compared to the enormous advantages it provides. If the US really wants…

A Good Time for the Humanities?

I’ve been meaning to share this for a while, but never got around to doing it. As part of my work on redesigning the assessment plan for the German Studies program and also rethinking the undergraduate research education for our undergraduate students, I have been reading a lot about the role of the liberal arts…