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The Department of World Languages & Cultures prepares students to become global citizens of an increasingly interconnected world. With faculty support, students learn another language and gain a deeper understanding of cultural, ethnic, and racial issues facing society today.

Choose from Two Majors

In the World Lanugages & Cultures Department, you can choose to major in French & Francophone Studies or Spanish. 

French & Francophone Studies

With a curriculum closely aligned to that of the Francophone world, this program emphasizes the language, literature, and culture of France and Francophone countries.

Why French & Francophone Studies?

Spanish

Study the language, literature, and cultures of Spanish, U.S. Hispanic, Mexican, Central American, and South American peoples.

Why Spanish?


Minor Options

Our department offers four minor options.

You can minor in French & Francophone Studies, German Studies, Spanish, or Spanish media.

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French & Francophone Studies

With a curriculum closely aligned to that of the Francophone world, this program emphasizes the language, literature, and culture of France and Francophone countries.

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German Studies

Rigorous and interdisciplinary, this program includes history, art history, philosophy, or social science courses. 

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Spanish

Study the language, literature, and cultures of Spanish, U.S. Hispanic, Mexican, Central American, and South American peoples.

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Spanish Media

Experience Spanish-language journalistic writing and media. An excellent choice for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in business, communication, pre-law, or for professional careers in bilingual news media, advertising and public relations.

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Featured Alumni Profile

Anayeli Auza, 2021

Community Organizer - Centro del Pueblo , Centro del Pueblo

Centro del Pueblo is a grassroots organization in Humboldt County that unites diverse members of the immigrant indigenous population in Humboldt with strong historical, social, and cultural roots.

Career Options

Studying language and cultures opens up your future. Employers seek people with additional language fluency and cultural competence in all disciplines, all over the world. Our program can prepare you for a satisfying career making a difference home or abroad, giving you an understanding of an increasingly connected and diverse planet.

Here are a few possible career options:

  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • lntercultural Comm. Specialist
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Sales
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Language Specialists
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer