2018-2019 Catalog


College of Arts and Humanities

Department of Modern Languages



Ivonne Heinze-Balcazar, Department Chair

Michael Galant

Modern Languages Department Office: LCH C 308 (310) 243-3315

Emeriti Faculty

Winston R. Hewitt, Yvone V. Lenard

Features and Career Possibilities

The Minor in French provides a useful background for students who intend to use French for occupations in commerce, business, public service or international trade, in capacities such as administrators, bilingual secretaries, translators and interpreters. In addition, the minor in French is recommended to students who are considering civil service careers such as those offered by the Department of State (Consular Services, for example).

Classroom instruction in French is supplemented by the modern listening and recording equipment and media files in the language laboratory.

Academic Advisement

Students are urged to see an advisor upon admission. An advisor can be particularly helpful in choosing the French course best suited to the background and needs of each student. 


High School students who plan to minor in French are encouraged to take at least two years of French in high school. Those who have completed four years of high school French successfully may be able to begin their study of French at CSU Dominguez Hills at the upper division level.

Community College transfer students planning to take upper division French courses at CSU Dominguez Hills should have completed four semesters of college level French successfully. Those who have taken fewer than four semesters of French in a community college will be placed at an appropriate level by means of advisement.