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More than ever, California, the nation, and the world need engaged and informed citizens who understand the languages, traditions, values, and histories of other cultures. Globalization and cultural diversity at home call for the knowledge and comparative methods of the humanities, which are essential to sustaining multicultural and multilingual societies and a strong democratic culture.