¡@¡@Founded on August 1, 1989 as a seceded division of the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Foreign Languages and Literature was the first such college in the nation's public universities. The College consists of the Departments of English (Master¡¦s and Ph.D. programs), Arabic Language and Literature, Russian (Master¡¦s Program only), Japanese (Master's Program only), Korean Language and Culture, Turkish Language and Culture, Foreign Language Center (College English, German, French, Spanish and other foreign languages), the Graduate Institute of Linguistics (Master¡¦s and Ph.D. programs) and Undergraduate Program in European Languages, which will begin in the 2006 academic year. The College also offers a Master of Arts program in English Teaching and Master¡¦s Program in European Languages & Cultures, which beginning in the 2006 academic year.
¡@¡@The college is also featured with three research centers, Translation Center, Center for Cross-cultural Studies, Center for European Culture Studies and Center for Islamic Thoughts and Civilization. This College aims at nurturing globally-minded individuals with excellent language skills. In addition to providing students with solid training in foreign ¡@ language proficiency, the program is also designed to enhance students¡¦ knowledge in other areas such as humanities, journalism, politics, economy and commerce, to develop students¡¦ competency in academia and working career to serve society.