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What's a Mode? Language, Literature, and Culture

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings.  This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their interaction with their own culture, their natural environment, and their world.  Although a number of adult students come to Simmons with transfer credit fulfilling the modes, other students fulfill them here at Simmons.

Today, we continue a monthly series on each of the Modes of Inquiry.  In July, you learned about Mode 1, Creative and Performing Arts.  This month, you'll learn about Mode 2, Language, Literature, and Culture.  Mode 2 courses allow students to explore ideas, systems of thought, or culture(s) through language and literature.  In Mode 2, you may be focusing on advanced language acquisition, literacy expression, or cultural perspectives.  There are over 30 Mode 2 courses to choose from!  Here is a small sampling of Mode 2 courses: