21L.995 Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost", January IAP 2008. 21L.488 Contemporary Literature: British Novels Now, Spring 2007. Foreign Languages and Literatures. Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan, 1853-1854.
(Image courtesy of Visualizing Cultures.) The study of foreign languages and literature provides valuable experience and a potential edge for future career development for our students. Scientists and engineers function in a global market: they rely on primary sources published in other languages, attend international consortia, and often find themselves interacting across national, cultural, and linguistic borders.