World Languages Overview
As a joint venture of the School of Library and Information Science and the Department of World Languages and Literatures we are happy to offer Spanish ( sample beginning syllabus and advanced), French (In fall 2013 and spring 2014 the courses will be primarily designed for intermediate and advanced learners who have studied French for at least one year in college or two years in high school), and Chinese (beginning -sample syllabus from Fall 2012) for Fall 2013. The classes are offered in both regular and special session. The classes are targeted for MLIS students.
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.
Read more about the partnership between SLIS and the SJSU Department of World Languages and Literatures and why these unique courses were developed for our School's MLIS students.
Requesting a "Seat" in the Languages 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 2013 registration starts: June 4th for regular session and June 11th 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.