Languages and Cultures


Languages and Cultures (LANC)

Five majors

in foreign languages: French, German, and Spanish, including a Pre-Credential Spanish pattern, one of the few such approved programs in the CSU system

in area studies: Asian Studies and Latin American Studies

Ten minors

in foreign languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

in area studies: African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Latin American Studies

Graduate programs

MA in Language Teaching
MA in Language Teaching + Spanish Single Subject Credential Option
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

International Forum

The forum is open to the local community, and consists of a series of presentations (i.e., lectures, debates, and panel discussions) on a wide variety of topics of current international concern.  As an open forum, INST 401 provides ample opportunities for learning and appreciating the richness of multicultural settings.


CubanaBooks:a non-profit press that publishes bilingual editions of Cuban women writers in the US and promotes their work.

Multicultural Echoes: CSU, Chico’s multilingual literary magazine, invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to submit their original and unpublished works (poetry, short fiction, and photography) for possible publication.

Student Clubs & Organizations

Foreign language conversation hours (French, German, Spanish)

French Club

German Club

Spanish Club

Japanese Fusion (J*Fusion)

International Film Club

TIL Grad Student Association (TILSA)

Phi Sigma Iota - The International Foreign Language Honor Society

Delta Phi Alpha - National German Honor Society