Languages and Cultures
West Chester University
Dr. Israel Sanz-Sanchez
Acting Chair January-June 2016
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Since Fall 2014, language majors at West Chester University study within a new degree program: the Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures (BALC). This program may be completed with or without PA K-12 Certification, and it is offered within four languages: French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
The BALC major curriculum requires:
Our majors develop the highest level skills for bright future careers using their language. To aid students in their language studies, the department sponsors a grants and awardscompetition each Fall semester; most of the successful applicants use their award funds to travel abroad. Students are encouraged to participate in language clubsas well as honor societies, to serve as language tutorsand to become involved in different service learning opportunities in the surrounding communities and the greater Chester County and Philadelphia areas.
Please see the individual languages listed on the department home page for more particulars regarding curriculum and activities:
- Go to the Advising Section for program majors.
- Check the Course Descriptions in the Catalog.