Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair 2016-2017
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Undergraduate Minors

We offer an exciting array of minors in languages here at West Chester, including Classics, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. We also offer interdisciplinary minors in Linguistics and in Latin American and Latino/a Studies.

Language minors:

In order to complete a minor in any of the languages offered:

  1. a student needs to complete 18 credit hours (generally, 6 courses) in that language or area at WCU.
  2. At least 50 percent of minor course work must be taken at West Chester (you can transfer only up to 50 per cent of coursework towards the minor).
  3. In each of the first two courses you pursue to fulfill the minor (ordinarily 101 and 102), a minimum grade of B is required. A minimum grade of C is required in course beyond the 102 level.

We feel strongly that a minor in a language will make a major difference in a student's future career. Since the language major includes four semesters of a second language as a requirement, a student can complete a minor in that language with the addition of a couple courses, as long as it adds up to six courses in all. Our advanced minors study side by side with the majors and participate in the language program activities, including study abroad.

Interdisciplinary minors:

For specific requirements about these minors (Linguistics, and Latin American and Latino/a Studies) check their websites below and contact the program directors.


Please contact the approppriate Faculty for each minor

Dr. Megan Saltzman / Mitchell 226
Dr. Jason Bartles
/ Mitchell 132


Dr. John Rosso
  /  Mitchell Hall 135

Dr. Margarete Landwehr  /  Mitchell Hall 121 

Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli   /  Mitchell Hall 237


Dr. Alice Speh  /  Mitchell Hall 125

Dr. Anne-Marie Moscatelli   /  Mitchell Hall 237
Dr. Michel Sage  /  Mitchell Hall 238

Dr. Eirini Panagiotidou (English Department), / Main Hall 523


Dr. Marcos Campillo  /  Mitchell Hall 129