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College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: Lisa Vollendorf

Co-Directors: Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck

RGRLL Language Coordinator: Markus Muller

Single Subject Coordinator for L.O.T.E.: Jean-Jacques Jura

Department Office: Academic Services, Room 309
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


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.