World Languages

World Languages Overview

As a joint venture of the School of Information and the Department of World Languages and Literatures we are happy to offer Beginning and Advanced Spanish, and Beginning Chinese for Fall 2014.  See Beginning Spanish Fall 2014 syllabus and Intermediate Spanish Fall 2014 syllabus. You can also find information about  the Chinese class here. The classes can only be offered in special session.

For Spring 2015 we will offer Beginning Spanish

Important Note: MLIS students must have completed the following core classes LIBR 200, 202, 203, 204 in order to be given a permission number to take French or Spanish or Chinese.

The classes are upper division and they count towards your 43 unit MLIS degree. Each class is 3 units.

Interested in French?

In addition in Fall 2014 World Languages would welcome any students interested in French.  Due to staffing problems they cannot offer a class dedicated to LIS students.  However they are willing to modify one of the modules they offer in Fren 102B or Fren 101c to incorporate some material for LIS students. This would be for both regular and special session.

If interested please contact the faculty mentioned below. Also if you are special session please be sure to let them know.

FRENCH 102B is an online course on Francophone cultures taught in English

FRENCH 101C is an online advanced French conversation/oral comprehension
course designed to prepare students to pass the advanced-level oral section
of the internationally recognized proficiency Test d'évaluation de français (TEF).

For information on either course please contact -and if special session please let him know

FRENCH 102C is an online French culture/civilization course taught in French. For more info please contact and if special session let her know.


Requesting a "Seat" in the Spanish or Chinese classes

Note: If you are given a permission number to register for the class you will also be given the course code.

Permission numbers will be sent before Fall 2014 registration starts: June 10th for special session.


Counting the Classes Towards Your Degree

List the foreign language classes in the Other Department section of your candidacy form; or put them on your course substitution form.

Important: The maximum number of units that can be transferred into your MLIS degree (in total– not just language classes but all transfers) is 9 units.


Read more about the partnership between iSchool and the SJSU Department of World Languages and Literatures and why these unique courses were developed for our School's MLIS students.