Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog


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Department Chair: Nancy Hall

Department Office: PSY 114

Linguistics Department Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑5792 / (562) 985-2593

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


  • Undergraduate: Michael Ahland
  • Graduate: Rebekha J. Abbuhl

Linguistics Department Administrative Coordinator: Socheatey Yim

ASLD Program:

Director: Barbara LeMaster

Program Office: LAB 317
Telephone/Fax: (562) 985-2725 / (562) 985-7610
Office Video Phone: (562) 985-1449

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, visit the CSULB Career Center.) Various entry-level positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.


The department offers an undergraduate major in Linguistics, including options in Translation Studies and TESOL, a minor in Linguistics, a major and minor in ASLD, an option in ASL - English Interpreting, 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.


    Graduate and Professional DegreesUndergraduate 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.

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