In order to help the community understand the culturally diverse nature of our changing society and world, the faculty in the Department of Modern Language Studies currently offer courses in six languages:  Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish

While we focus on the standard variety of each of these languages, students are also familiarized with the different linguistic and cultural characteristics of the various regions where the languages are spoken, and we, as faculty, value these differences.  From basic language instruction to advanced graduate courses, we are committed to exposing our students to the multicultural aspects of our global society.  Our commitment to diversity is also represented by the multicultural composition of the faculty.

Dept. of Modern Language Studies
CSU SAN Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley
San Marcos, CA 92096

Department Chair
Dr. Michael Hughes
Markstein Hall 244
(760) 750-8076

Administrative Coordinator
Oneita Billings
Markstein Hall 228-C
(760) 750-4208