Welcome to the Cal Poly World Languages and Cultures Department!
The World Languages and Cultures Department (WLC), in the College of Liberal Arts, is the most internationally-oriented department at Cal Poly. WLC courses and programs highlight the importance of the study of languages and cultures in a diverse, globalized society. WLC faculty teach courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, as well as General Education cultural studies courses in English. Through WLC classes, activities, and events, students can:
build their communication skills and intercultural competence;
expand their job and career opportunities;
enhance their study abroad and travel experiences;
make meaningful connections with communities at home and around the world.
The WLC Department offers a B.A. in Spanish in addition to minors in Chinese, French, German, Italian Studies, Japanese, and Spanish. Students with AP credit may have already earned credit toward a language minor.
We hope you’ll embark on the WLC journey with us!
Cal Poly is in tiłhini, the Place of the Full Moon. We gratefully acknowledge, respect, and thank yak tityu tity yak tiłhini, Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region in whose homelands we are guests.