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, you also discover a new you!
Our physical location in Mariposa Hall 2051 is closed, but we are open – virtually via firstname.lastname@example.org and Zoom – to provide advising services and resources during the time that classes are being held virtually due to COVID-19.
Staff will be available Monday through Friday from 11:00am -1:00pm via Zoom (except for holidays observed by the university). Click the "Zoom Office Hours" link below to join the waiting room.
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.
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
- Spanish Bachelor of Arts, Minor Program, Master of Arts
- HEALS (Certificate Program in Healthcare Spanish)
- French Bachelor of Arts, Minor Program
- Certificate Program: Healthcare Spanish (HEALS)
- Coursework available in: Arabic, Korean and Punjabi.