Programs

Arabic Program

The Arabic Program offers a 2-year course of Modern Standard Arabic comprised of 1st semester Arabic,  2nd semester Arabic, 3rd semester Arabic, and 4th semester Arabic. If offers also a variety of courses on modern Arabic literature, Qu'ranic Arabic, Arab cultural identity, and Arabic film. 

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Chinese Program

The Chinese Program offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese language, literature, linguistics and translation-interpretation. It also provides the following degree options: Master of Arts in Chinese, Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (major) and a minor in Chinese.

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French Program

The French Program offers a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in French language, literature and culture as well as providing the following degree options: Master of Arts in French, Bachelor of Arts in French (major) and a minor in French.

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German Program

The German Program offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in German language, literature, culture and philosophy. It also provides the following degree options: Master of Arts in German, Bachelor of Arts in German (major) and a minor in German.

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Italian Program

The Italian Program offers a selection of undergraduate and graduate courses in Italian language, literature and culture as well as providing the following degree options: Master of Arts in Italian, Bachelor of Arts in Italian (major) and minor in Italian.

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Japanese Program

The Japanese program offers a diverse range of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Japanese language, literature, culture, linguistics and pedagogy, as well as providing the following degree options: Master of Arts in Japanese, Bachelor of Arts in Japanese (major) and a minor in Japanese.

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Persian Program

The Persian Program offers courses in various aspects of culture and civilization as well as a Minor in Persian Studies, which is a multidisciplinary program for students seeking greater understanding of the related peoples and cultures from ancient to contemporary times.

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Russian Program

The Russian program offers a number of courses in Russian language and culture as well as the following degree option: minor in Russian.The program features exceptional opportunities for language study in small classes supported by cutting edge-technology.

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Spanish Program


The Spanish Program at San Francisco State offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the language, literature, and culture of Spain and Latin America in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The program offers a Bachelor of Arts, a minor, and a Master of Arts in Spanish, in addition to beginning and intermediate courses in language.
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