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College of Liberal Arts

Department Co-Chairs: Clorinda Donato, Claire Martin
Program Director: Stephen Fleck
RGRLL Language Coordinator: Markus Muller
Single Subject Coordinator for L.O.T.E.: Jean-Jacques Jura

Department Office: Academic Services, Room 315
Telephone: (562) 985-4318

Faculty: Laura Ceia-Minjares, Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck, Aparna Nayak-Guercio, Najib Redouane
Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Cindy McCarty

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. Credential advisors, Undergraduate Advisor, Graduate Advisor.

Career Possibilities

Arts Management • Art Historian • Customs Inspector • Immigration Officer • Importer/Exporter • Foreign Service Officer • International Marketing Representative • Travel Guide • Social Worker • Linguist • Foreign Correspondent • Community Organization Worker • Lawyer • Librarian • International Student Advisor • Educator • Peace Corps Worker • Interpreter • Translator • CIA/FBI Agent (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www. careers.csulb.edu.)


A degree in French places the world of international communication and culture at your fingertips. As one of the foremost languages of global diplomacy, relations, and scholarship, a degree in French leads to careers in a number of exciting fields. It is also a preferred language for academic pursuit in the social sciences and critical studies. The Francophone world only begins in France, stretching far beyond the Champs-Elysées into Africa, Quebec, the Caribbean, and Tahiti. Additionally, a double major or a minor in French enhances any other degree program, making the student doubly marketable upon graduation. Graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree comprises another feature of the program. Students who complete the Master of Arts degree in French deepen their knowledge of the Francophone world. They pursue or continue professions in teaching, business, travel, and diplomacy, to name only a few, or proceed to doctoral programs at Ph.D. granting institutions. Teaching Assistantships are available.

Learning French makes you eligible for study and travel abroad in the International Programs of the California State University System. (We are happy to assist you in including a study abroad experience into your program of language and literary study.) Students are encouraged to participate in work/study abroad options.