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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

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, but you also discover a new you!

Department Resources

Explore Our Degree OpportunitiesVoces de Sacramento 2022 E-book

Italian Program FOTA Performance

Japan Day 2022

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 Mission

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

Scholarship Winners

Margaret E. Lavezzo Memorial Italy Travel Scholarship
Jennifer Rineman and Giovanni Sciacqua (Spring 2022)

Lew Robinson Chinese Endowed Scholarship
Nicholas Rizzonelli (Spring 2021)

Programs & Areas of Study

Major Programs

Minor Programs

Other Programs

  • Coursework available in: Arabic, Korean and Punjabi.

Part-time Lecturer Pool

  • We are seeking candidates for our part-time lecturer pool to teach Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, and Spanish courses. Apply here

Spotlight on World Cultures & Languages

Campus Resources

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World Languages & Literatures
Mariposa Hall, Room 2051
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6333

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