If you want to enroll in a fun activity using Japanese,
If you are interested in Japanese culture and spirit,
If you want to combine your artistic talent and Japanese skills, then
JAPN 2100 will be your best option for next semester
- Taught in English, No prerequisites for this course, Calligraphy kits supplied -
Our wonderful students from Acto latino and Los amigos Spanish club made a beautiful altar to celebrate Día de los Muertos. Alumni, Ché Caruthers and Itzel Viramontes, returned to dress as the Catrín and la Catrina. Visitors to the event created handcrafted projects, enjoyed mariachis, Aztec dancers, and had the opportunity to eat authentic Mexican food.
Recipients of the Korean Scholarships were honored October 7:
Nallely Felix Diaz
Congratulations to Valérie Morgan as Outstanding Lecturer.
Others have described her and her teaching practices as innovative, helpful, and a model for what all professors should emulate in their classrooms.
Speakers from the U.S. and abroad met at the LAS Conference 2022 to foster interest, knowledge, and understanding of the very diverse peoples, processes, and histories shaping Latin America. This year's conference theme was “Social and Environmental Justice in Latin America.”
The 2022 Korean Festival was a great success. Students, staff, faculty, and the community joined together to demonstrate the Coming of Age ceremony and showcase modern and classic Korean performances.
If you missed it, make sure to join us next year.
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The L.A. Times featured the important work of department faculty members, including Ernest Siva and the resurrection of the language of the Serrano people.
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On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of World Languages & Literatures, I want you to know that your health, safety and education are our highest concerns.
Dr. George Thomas
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The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) offers a wide variety of courses in the world languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish. Master's degree is available in Spanish (MA); Bachelor's degrees are available in Arabic (BA), French (BA), and Spanish (BA); minors are available in Arabic, French, Japanese, and Spanish, as well as Asian Studies and Latin American Studies.
Our classes will teach you to understand, speak, read and write the language you are studying. Our courses promote an understanding of world civilizations and an appreciation of their literatures. This background will prepare you for jobs in a variety of professions such as international trade, librarian, interpreter, translator, foreign service officer, foreign trade specialist, diplomacy, intelligence, teaching and law enforcement.
Study of another language truly places the world in your hands: you will be prepared to meet and work with people from other cultures. With the advancement of technology and the global marketplace, study of another language enhances job opportunities for everyone. Be prepared for the world of tomorrow by studying another language today.
Explore some of the publications from our talented Department.
Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Asian Studies Position Open
The Department of World Languages and Literatures at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Asian Studies, which will begin in August of 2023. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. In addition to expertise in Japanese language, literature, and culture; an additional specialization in linguistics and the ability to teach Korean or Chinese language, literature, and culture are also desirable. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching two general education courses in English (JAPN 2900 “Japanese Literature in English” and JAPN 3900 “Voices and Visions from the World of Japanese Anime and Manga”) and a variety of courses in Japanese. In addition, the faculty member may teach Japanese linguistics. They will participate in curriculum development, work collaboratively with faculty in other departments, organize cultural activities, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, college, and university.
For details, please view the job description.
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In a May 2018 article written by Forbes Magazine, they referenced Burning Glass' report on underemployment, to which Forbes states, "The major with the fewest underemployed graduates, according [Burning Glass'] report was “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics."
In other words, for every cliché of a barista or bartender with a liberal arts degree, there were ten with a degree in business.