International Languages, Literatures and Cultures

We offer five majors and ten minors in the Department of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures:  French, German, Spanish, Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies.  There are minors in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Latin American Studies.  Asian Studies, French, Latin American Studies and Spanish offer honors in the major. There are other language courses as well:  Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Russian, all of which can be credited toward one of the area studies programs above.

Language Conversation Hours

French Conversation Hour

Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm at 100th Monkey Coffee Shop. (642 W. 5th st.)

German Conversation Hour: 

Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Upper Crust, 130 Main St.

Italian Conversation Hour: 

Mondays, 4:00-5:00, BMU downstairs Tully's Cafe (In the basement of the BMU)

Japanese J-Fusion Student Club: 

Place/Time: SSC 304 -6:00 p.m.

Sept. 10th - J-Chat ** Sept 17th - Movie ** Oct 1st - J-Chat ** Oct 22nd - Origami Workshop

Nov. 5th - J-Chat ** Nov. 19th Cooking ** Dec 3rd - J-Chat

Portuguese Conversation Hour: 

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00, BMU (2nd floor)

Russian Conversation Hour

Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. at Upper Crust (130 Main Street)

Spanish Conversation Hour

Mondays 5 to 6 p.m. Tully's Cafe (In the basement of the BMU)

Third Anual Chico Language Cup - Click here to see photos!


Chico Preview Day 2014

HFA has strong presence at Chico Preview Day!

HFA student Angela Breining won the Rawlins Merit Award

Angela Breining won the 2014 Rawlins Merit Award for the college of Humanities and Fine Arts. Angela is a Latin American Studies Major. She is third from the right.

Multicultural Echoes Magazine

ME is a Literary Magazine:

Click here to read ME Magazine 2014

For more information contact

Dr. Prieto:


International Forum Schedule of Events

Every week throughout the semester, a speaker will share his/her knowledge and views of countries from the five continents. As an open forum, this gathering allows ample participation for faculty, students and members of the local Chico Community.