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Department of World Languages & Literatures College of Arts & Letters

About World Languages & Literatures

Welcome to the Department of World Languages & Literatures

Our physical location in Mariposa Hall 2051 is closed, but we are open – virtually via wll@csus.edu – to provide advising services and resources during the time that classes are being held virtually due to COVID-19.

Language is a basic skill in communicating with other people, but even more importantly, language is a tool for organizing and generating ideas. Language defines and shapes how we understand the world and ourselves. Different languages give us different perceptions. By learning a new language, you not only discover a new world and make new friends, you also discover a new you!

Registration & Advising

Explore Our Degree Opportunites

Our Offerings

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Sacramento State offers a Master of Arts in Spanish, undergraduate majors in Spanish and French, minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, and also offers language classes in Arabic, Korean, and Punjabi. Our undergraduate programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about languages, literatures, and cultures, to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable them to communicate successfully both in a pluralistic American society and abroad.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of World Languages & Literatures is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about world languages, literatures, and cultures to broaden cultural understanding, increase language proficiency, and enable students to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad.

Programs & Areas of Study

Major Programs

  • Spanish Bachelor of Arts, Minor Program, Master of Arts
    • HEALS (Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish)
  • French Bachelor of Arts, Minor Program

Minor Programs

Other Programs

Spotlight on World Cultures & Languages

Campus Resources

Find Us

World Languages & Literatures
Mariposa Hall, Room 2051
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. , Please Contact Department Via Email at wll@csus.edu

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6333
wll@csus.edu

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