- Academic Programs
The School of Language, Culture, and Society offers major and minor degrees across five areas of study: Anthropology, College Student Services Administration, Ethnic Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and World Languages and Culture.
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Anthropology bridges sciences and the humanities while developing critical thinking, communication, group processes, and the ability to work independently.
These courses of study integrate anthropological theory and practice within a specific concentration chosen by the student.
Provides a broad background in Asian languages and cultures which will enable the student to explore Asia from various disciplinary perspectives in order to prepare for graduate study or a professional career.
The Graduate Certificate in College Student Services Administration is designed to enhance core knowledge and skills for higher education professionals and aspiring professionals who seek to strengthen their skills, knowledge and professional practice in the arena of student services.
The College Student Services Administration program offers preparation in the organization, leadership and administration of programs, services, and facilities in postsecondary education.
Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary field critically engaging the historical and ongoing impact of race and ethnicity primarily in the US but within a global context.
This certificate is available as a standalone program. Food is more than simple nourishment. It is part of a system of communication firmly rooted in individual and group identities within cultures around the world.
French is the official language in 29 countries around the world and an official language of the United Nations, NATO, the European Union and the International Red Cross.
Individualized development of German language proficiency and intercultural competence via intensive content-based language learning following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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Earning a microcredential in German online from Oregon State University will enhance your communication skills as you engage with the latest language-learning technologies, learn from native-speaking faculty and interact with students from all over the world.
“Development” refers to the expansion of economic activity, integration into global flows of information and commerce, and improvement of the quality of life.
Oregon State University’s Indigenous Studies Minor is grounded in Indigenous knowledges, methods, and histories.
The International Degree is Oregon State University’s unique double-degree program. It allows any interested undergraduate student the opportunity to explore the international dimensions of any primary major. International Degree students demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a second language, knowledge in international affairs and global issues, international and/or domestic intercultural experience, and ability to conduct research through a thesis or capstone project.
Introductory Italian and Intermediate Italian
Learn to speak, read and write in Italian. Italian influences are evident in everyday life all around the world, especially in fashion, food and architecture. Now you can learn the Italian language and broaden your understanding of this rich culture — online with Oregon State University.
The Japanese language program is designed to give students the cultural and linguistic tools they need to be able to navigate the challenges of verbal communication in Japanese even with the limited knowledge of sentence structures and expressions typical of beginning students.
The online Korean courses are developed and taught by the Oregon State faculty specialized in 2nd language acquisition. The personalized and engaging learning environment provides you with the tools you need to be confident in your skills and advance your career.
The interdisciplinary Language in Culture undergraduate certificate provides students who have an interest in language diversity and linguistics the opportunity and skills to deepen their knowledge of the structure and power of languages.
Earning a microcredential in medical Spanish online can help you provide better comprehensive care to Spanish-speaking patients. With this microcredential, you’ll deepen your listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills, with a focus on health care and medical language.
The undergraduate minor in Queer Studies prepares students to examine how gender and sexuality are constructed and policed and, further, imagines liberatory futures for people of all genders and sexualities.
The Social Justice minor provides interdisciplinary academic classes in which students think critically about social justice and experiential learning activities in which students engage in the work of social justice.
The Spanish program at Oregon State University provides students with the opportunity to learn about and through the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Spanish-speaking world, both locally and globally. Our classes are student-centered and proficiency-based, and they prepare students to live bilingually both in their personal and professional lives.
Introductory Spanish and Intermediate Spanish
Learn to speak, read and write in Spanish. If you've never taken a Spanish class before — or if you have some experience but want to build your confidence before moving to the next level — Oregon State University's online microcredential in introductory Spanish will help you gain the language skills and proficiency you need.
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major represents multidisciplinary approaches to the study of gender and sexuality, particularly as they intersect with race, ethnicity, class, culture, nation, and ability.