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Discover Languages…Discover the World
Studying the languages, literatures, and civilizations of other parts of the world offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in an exciting journey of discovery, exploration, and learning that will lead to a variety of exciting professional opportunities.
At the CSUB Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, faculty and students engage in a process of unraveling the creative powers of literature, language, and cultures to widen their understanding and appreciation of cultural and literary expressions across the globe and over centuries. A special emphasis is placed on a multidisciplinary study of the diversity of perspectives and points of views embedded in literary and cultural expressions and aesthetics.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees in Spanish as well as a minor in Spanish and a minor in French. A special major in French is available to interested students. CSUB also offers programs of study leading to a California Teaching Credential in Spanish.
In addition to Spanish and French, the department occasionally offers other modern languages such as Chinese, Portuguese, and Basque.
Please click on the links at left for more information about Modern Languages and Literatures at CSUB.
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Chair: Dr. Dustin Knepp
(Mod. Lang. and Lit. & Interdisciplinary Studies Chair)
Office: BDC 225A