Undergraduate programs

World Language Minor

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. An undergraduate world language minor must complete 20 upper-division credits (numbered 300 or above) in language, literature, or culture, and at least 12 of which are in the target language, and 4 credits in general linguistics (WLL 390, Ling 390, or a linguistics course in the target language).



Language, literature and culture




  • No more than 4 credits of courses numbered 404 (Cooperative Education) may be counted toward the minor.
  • Twelve of the required 24 credits must be taken in residence at PSU (excludes credit by exam but includes study abroad credit from PSU approved programs).
  • All courses used to satisfy the departmental minor requirements, must be graded C or higher. (C- and P are not acceptable). Students minoring in a foreign language must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 on all courses used to satisfy the minor requirements.