Welcome to the Department of
Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies
You might be wondering how such very different disciplines ended up in one single department. The answer is a mix of historical accident and administrative necessity. Once upon a time, there was a Department of Languages at USU. One of the professors in the Department began to offer Philosophy courses, out of pure love for the subject (and acting upon a demand from a national accrediting agency!). Eventually, more philosophers were added to the Department until the name had to be changed to Languages and Philosophy. Then it happened that a small program in Speech Communication was in search of a departmental home, and it joined us. The Speech program grew and flourished, and finally we became what we are today.
Today our Department is a friendly and vibrant community of more than 30 scholars in many diverse disciplines. We offer majors in French, German, Spanish, Philosophy, and Speech Communication, and minors in Japanese, Chinese, Linguistics, Organizational Communication, and Russian. In 2010 we added Arabic to our department. In 2011 the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI), which works with many of our International Students joined the department. (We are thus nearly a whole college in and of ourselves!) January 2012 Speech Communicatons was changed to Communication Studies. Now we are officially Languages, Philosophy and Communicaion Studies.
Our goal is to provide support and encouragement to our faculty and students as they pursue the many fascinating subjects embraced by our various programs. We sponsor clubs, lectures, study abroad programs, and multidisciplinary inquiry -- indeed, we are ready to entertain any creative way of getting involved with what's going on in our department!So come visit us, or join us, as we encourage one another to think for ourselves and communicate with the world!
Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies
~ 0720 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-0720 ~ (435) 797-1209