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Language FacultyIn today’s complicated and ever changing global society, the study of languages becomes an integral component for understanding other cultures. The Department of World Languages is dedicated to enhancing a student’s understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. Throughout the year, the department hosts and sponsors multiple workshops, seminars, lectures, and cultural events to engage Chapman students.

The Department of World Languages offers the necessary tools to the study of various languages and their respective literature and cultures. All courses offered under our department range from introductory language skills to upper level courses that focus on the different facets of the language from literature, culture, and linguistics expressions. The goal of the department is to increase students’ linguistic and practical skills and broaden learning and awareness of the cultures they are studying.

The Department of World Languages at Chapman University offers B.A. Degrees in:

Students may also choose a minor in the following areas:

The members of the Department of World Languages invite you to explore our varied offerings and take advantage of the rich resources at your disposal that are offered through our department.

Within these pages you will find information on how to contact specific professors, the various programs offered through our department, language club events, placement examinations, as well as many other resources that may be of interest to you. Our Department Chair, Dr. John Boitano, and the entire faculty invite you to take advantage of these resources and to visit our department offices if you have questions regarding any of our offerings or resources.

Self-Designed Major/Minor

A student may design his or her own major/minor in consultation with an academic advisor. The subject matter must be substantially different from that offered in existing majors. The student designs a program from existing course offerings, which opens up a new direction of study or allows for significantly more intensive study in a subject matter than is otherwise possible. Self-designed majors/minors require the approval of the Faculty Academic Council.

Learn more about self-designed major or minors.