College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences

LLSS Vision Statement


The College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences is dedicated to the University of Toledo’s vision of becoming “a thriving student-centered, community-engaged, comprehensive research university known for its strong liberal arts core” (Directions 2011, p. 2).

The departments and programs of the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences offer a rich and unified environment that is deftly responsive to change, student need, and higher education in the 21st century.

The College of Languages, Literature, and Social Sciences is a locus and a guide for the University in promoting the value of liberal education by engaging students’ curiosity and desire for knowledge, their wish to understand how ideas fit together across disciplines, and their inclination to enrich their professional and practical ambitions with a sense of the great mosaic of human inquiry.

The College of Languages, Literature, and Social Sciences is a model for advanced graduate study aimed at improving the human condition globally, attracting students from the community, the state, the nation and the world and providing a rich learning and research environment within and across disciplines.

The College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences excels in research in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies, recognizing the value of all forms of human inquiry and the need for cross-disciplinary co-operation in addressing changing social, cultural, and educational issues in dynamic, creative and innovative ways.

The College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences is dedicated to outreach and engagement, serving the university, the global and local community, and the professions.
Last Updated: 6/26/15