Feb 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department Chair: Nancy Hall

Department Office: PSY 114

Linguistics Department Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985-2593
Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/linguistics/

LING Faculty: Rebekha J. Abbuhl, Michael B. Ahland, Michael J. Fender, Malcolm A. Finney, Nancy Hall, Sarvenaz Hatami, Wendy Klein, Barbara LeMaster, Wanette Reynolds

Undergraduate: Nancy Hall
Graduate: Rebekha J. Abbuhl

Linguistics Department Administrative Coordinator: Gabriele Anton

ASLD Department:

Director/Advisor: Barbara LeMaster

Program/Advising Office: LAB 317
Telephone/Fax: (562) 985-2725 / (562) 985-7610
Office Video Phone: (562) 985-1449
Website: http://cla.csulb.edu/programs/asld/

Faculty: Barbara LeMaster, Wanette Reynolds

Administrative Coordinator and Lead Interpreter: Catherine Calen

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: LING, ASLD  

Career Possibilities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher • Computational Linguist • Bilingual Education Teacher • Intelligence Specialist • Researcher • Teacher • Linguist • Foreign Service Officer • Peace Corps Worker • Librarian • Interpreter • Immigration Officer • Lawyer • Philologist • Writer • Editor • Consultant (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.) Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Linguistics, a major and minor in ASLD, an undergraduate minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the MA with four options; TESOL, General, Language and Culture and Special Option.

Students desiring general information should contact the department office. Advisors are available for individual appointments during the Fall and Spring semesters.


    Undergraduate DegreesGraduate and Professional DegreesMinorGraduate Certificates


      American Sign LanguageLinguistics

      General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.