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Foreign Languages and Cultures Academics Overview


The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures offers majors in:

Professions Second Majors


Masters Program is offered in MA in Hispanic Studies, with an emphasis in Spanish.


Minors may be completed in:

STAMP for DFLC Majors and Minors:

(STandards-based Measurement of Proficiency)

All DFLC students graduating with either a major or a minor in a foreign language are required to take an exit proficiency exam at the end of the academic term in which they complete the last course of their major/minor.

Please click here for additional detailed information.

Other Information:

Language courses offered in the department stress learning a language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing to encourage maximum functionality in the language. Students should note that by placing at an appropriate higher level language course and getting a B or better, they may be eligible to receive up to 8 additional departmental advanced placement credit.

Courses on film, literature and culture taught at the 100-level in English carry a UCORE designation [ARTS, HUM, DIVR] and are open to all interested students, not just majors and minors in FL. Some of these courses focus on a single language (French Film, German Culture, Asian Literature in Translation); others offer a comparative study of foreign film, literature, or culture (these are listed under FORL 110, 120, 130).

Film, literature, and culture courses at the 300-level are generally taught in the target language, and may focus on the material from a variety of perspectives historical, thematic, by genre, by author/artist, etc.

To find information on requirements for Majors and Minors in Foreign Languages, advanced placement credit by exam or course work, specific degree requirements by language, departmental scholarships, or a complete listing of our courses, please click one of the links above.

Questions regarding any of this information may be addressed to the department by email ( or by calling us at (509) 335-4135.


Contact Us:

Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures
PO Box 642610             Thompson Hall 110
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-2610
Voice: (509)335-4135
Fax: (509)335-3708


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If you are unable to access the SSC Campus list, please call Daniel at 509-335-4135 to schedule an appointment.