MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Study Another Language, See a New World
Learning another language changes your life. It gives you an international and global perspective on social, cultural and political issues. It gives you an opportunity to travel to another country and study art, music, and history. You become bilingual and bicultural. You get “hands-on” experiences with cross-cultural communication. You learn to appreciate your knowledge of English even more than you do now.
You can learn to speak, read and write one of several important modern languages spoken in the United States and the world: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, or German. For German, French and Spanish, you can also study the important literary works written in those languages. In addition, you can use your knowledge of languages and cultures to study abroad in a number of programs in Europe, Mexico, and Central and South America.
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Topics in Foreign Language
- French for Communication
- German Literature to 1750
- The Rise of Rationalism: 5th Century Athens
What You Can Learn
- Conversational and written Portuguese
- Increased reading and writing skills in preparation for upper-division coursework in Spanish
- Interdisciplinary approach to Mexican culture
- Classical and New Testament Greek
About the College
The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.
College Contact Information
College of Arts & Humanities
Office of the Dean
2380 E. Keats MS/MB99
Fresno CA 93740-8024
FAX: (559) 278-6758
Where We Are Located
We are located in the west wing of the Music Building in Room 186.
Department Contact Information
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Office Location: Peters Building, Room 393
Mail Stop PB 96
Fresno, CA 93740-8030
Telephone: (559) 278-2386
FAX (559) 278-7878 | Department e-mail