Alumni Spotlight - Ashley Davidson-Fisher
Since 2010, Ashley, her husband, and their youngest daughter have lived in Provence, France. She is the Director of Operations for an international biotech company specializing in the research and diagnosis of leukemia and lymphoma. La Petite Josette en Provence is her first book.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
On October 6th, Acto Latino and its members participated in the city of Fontana's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Acto Latino among 20 vendors, Community Colleges, community clubs, artists, and more were able to promote the diversity of the Hispanic Culture and represent the WLL department and university through community outreach. Students were able to engage with the community and promote the Department of World Languages and Literatures along with CSUSB at the annual Gran Fiesta.
On October 11th, Acto Latino and Los amigos Spanish club also had the opportunity to participate in the Hispanic Serving Institution Student Showcase with the intention of recruiting students and highlighting minority serving organizations. The clubs tabled and interacted with about 175 students, as we celebrated CSUSB being a Minority and Hispanic Serving Institute. (We ran out of flyers and candy as well.)
The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) offers a wide variety of courses in the world languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. Master's degree is available in Spanish; Bachelor's degrees are available in Arabic, French, and Spanish; minors are available in Arabic, French, Japanese, and Spanish, as well as Asian Studies and Latin American Studies.
Our classes will teach you to understand, speak, read and write the language you are studying. Our courses promote an understanding of world civilizations and an appreciation of their literatures. This background will prepare you for jobs in a variety of professions such as international trade, librarian, interpreter, translator, foreign service officer, foreign trade specialist, diplomacy, intelligence, teaching and law enforcement.
Study of another language truly places the world in your hands: you will be prepared to meet and work with people from other cultures. With the advancement of technology and the global marketplace, study of another language enhances job opportunities for everyone. Be prepared for the world of tomorrow by studying another language today.
Degree in “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics" Equals Job?
Forbes recently revealed, "The major with the fewest underemployed graduates, according to the report, was “Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics."
In other words, for every cliché of a barista or bartender with a liberal arts degree, there were ten with a degree in business."