Proud to offer courses, minors, majors, masters, and travel/employment opportunities abroad in these languages:

Arabic | Chinese | French German | Italian | Japanese Korean | PunjabiSpanish  

Contact Us

Department Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

World Languages & Literatures
Mariposa Hall 2051
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6087

Phone: (916) 278-6333
Fax: (916) 278-5502
Email: wll@csus.edu 

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!

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.