Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Academic Programs

Courses in Arabic, Chinese, Latin, Hebrew, Korean, Persian (Farsi), and FLIT Courses

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • and Foreign Literature in Translation (FLIT courses)

can be found in theĀ MCLL Course List.

Cooperative Program in Foreign Languages and Literatures

The Cooperative Program in Foreign Languages and Literatures gives CSUN students the opportunity, without additional fees, to take courses in foreign languages not available on this campus but offered at UCLA. In order to take advantage of this cross-enrollment option, students must be academically qualified and must have valid reasons for wanting to take the courses. Students are strongly advised to enroll in the Fall semester when beginning classes are offered. The enrollment process must be completed prior to September 10. Questions regarding qualifications and enrollment procedures should be referred to the Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures.

International Studies

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures supports the concept of international education and encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study. Certain courses taken at CSU International Program Study Centers abroad are equiva- lent to courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and may be used to fulfill some of the requirements for Degree Options offered by the Department and/or certain General Education requirements. Please see the appropriate language advisor in MCLL prior to traveling abroad to determine these equivalencies. Students also should consult the International Programs Bulletin avail- able in the Office of International and Exchange Programs, or the campus International Programs Advisor for more information.

Teaching Credential Information

Students interested in teaching Spanish in the secondary schools should seek advisement as soon as possible. The Spanish Program currently offers a Subject Matter Program that has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and that meets the Subject Matter Competency Requirement for a Single Subject Credential. Students wishing to teach Spanish must choose the Language and Culture option of the major, which is designed to meet the requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. For details on the Single Subject Credential program, see the Credentials and Department of Secondary Education sections in the Catalog.

The Barbara Ann Ward Language Center

The Barbara Ann Ward Language Center, located in Jerome Richfield (JR) 316, serves as a language acquisition and teaching-resource facility, primarily for the faculty and students of MCLL and the College of Humanities. Through multimedia, equipment, group and individual training available at the center, faculty and students are encouraged to use technology to enhance the language-acquisition experience. For more information, contact Director Kenneth Luna at (818) 677-3452.