Studying languages, literatures and cultures opens up a world of opportunities! Our courses are a window into the world and prepare students to thrive in an increasingly diverse and globalized context. The ability to speak another language, to grasp cultural norms and to critically analyze media and literary narratives are key components for becoming a conscious global citizen and for having a fulfilled professional and personal life. The Department helps students to find their careers and their passions and educates future leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, communicators, artists, and internationally minded professionals. At the Department students can pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Students can pursue a Major in Languages, Literatures and Cultures, with concentrations in Spanish, French and German, as well as a Teacher Licensure in French, German or Spanish. Students can study Minor Concentrations in Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese, as well as Interdisciplinary Minors in Arabic, Italian, and Russian, which are offered through the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Students can also take classes in American Sign Language and Latin. Furthermore, students can choose other Interdisciplinary Minors such as Linguistics and Culture (English), Film Studies (Communication), Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Political Science), Women’s Studies, International Development Studies, and Peace and Reconciliation Studies. These Interdisciplinary Minors are hosted within other CSU departments and programs and the faculty at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures contributes to them through their expertise and course offerings.
At the graduate level, students can choose between three different options for a Masters degree with specializations in Spanish, French, and German: a Departmental MA: with a focus on literature, language, and culture; an Interdisciplinary MA which incorporates another field in the humanities; as well as a Joint MA, which combines the study of Spanish, French or German with and a M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language.