May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of World Languages and Cultures

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John Boitano, Ph.D., Chair

Professors: Tschacher, Valenzuela;
Associate Professors: Boitano, Hodge, Loustau, Pacchioni;
Instructional Associate Professor: Olivier;
Instructional Assistant Professors: Fuentes, Hirsch, MacVicar, Mattavelli, Palomar, Romain, Valle, Wood, Yoshida;
Instructors: Chao, Goodman, Sweet, Teboul.

The mission of the Department of World Languages and Cultures is to empower students to lead inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens through the study of a world language, its literature and culture at the intermediate or above level. In today’s world, mastery of a foreign language transcends geography and political borders while reinforcing communication and cross-cultural understanding.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures offers the study of modern and classical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Classical Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. The program is designed to increase students’ linguistic and practical skills and broaden their awareness of the culture they are studying. All courses in the major or minor must be taken for a letter grade.

Departmental Honors
Faculty awards departmental honors to students who have produced outstanding work in their area. Requirements for consideration include departmental GPA of 3.500 in the major, a proven and sustained investment in creative, intellectual and scholarly inquiry and demonstration of original and critical thinking in all department academic work culminating in a final draft and presentation of a capstone thesis.

Semester Abroad Program with The American Institute For Foreign Studies (AIFS) in Cannes, France
AIFS-Cannes, France, offers a vast array of beginning, intermediate and advanced French language courses as well as general education courses taught in French and/or English in art history, organizational leadership, history/sociology and French cinema. Chapman University oversees AIFS-Cannes and is responsible for the transcription of all grades. A unique internship program at the International Cannes Film Festival is offered each spring. Students may study with AIFS-Cannes during the fall, spring and summer sessions. The department regularly offers an internship travel seminar to France. Course descriptions may be found under the Center for Global Education Courses  section of the catalog. Contact the Center for Global Education for more details at (714) 997-6830.


    Bachelor of ArtsMinor


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