Languages, Literature and Communications

UC Santa Cruz offers a number of majors focused on literature, language and writing. The following information is for majors in applied linguistics and multilingualism, literature, linguistics, language studies, and inter-disciplinary studies with a particular focus in a language: classical studies, Italian studies, Jewish studies, Latin American and Latino studies, or Spanish studies. Fundamental skills for these majors include critical reading skills and analytical writing abilities. Study of a language other than English is required for all majors in this cluster. In addition to the college core course, first quarter UCSC students enroll in two or more lower-division courses (1 - 99), for a total of 15-19 credits.

INITIAL PLACEMENT

Students in this cluster may need to take the following placement exams online, or during Fall Welcome Week:

  • Language – all of the majors in this cluster require that you study and/or acquire proficiency in a second language. Review information on the Language and Applied Linguistics website to determine whether you need language placement. Please note that many level 1 language courses are offered only in fall.

GETTING STARTED IN THE MAJOR GUIDES

RELATED MAJORS

Latin American & Latino Studies can also be pursued as part of the following combined majors:

Latin American and Latino Studies
Program Adviser, lals@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2119
32 Merrill College Academic Building
https://lals.ucsc.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION

Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism
Program Adviser, languages@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2054
218 Cowell College
https://language.ucsc.edu/undergraduate/applied-linguistics-major/index.html

Classical Studies
Program Adviser, historyundergrad@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2982
201 Humanities 1
https://classicalstudies.ucsc.edu

Italian Studies
Program Adviser, litdept@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-4778
Literature Department, Humanities 1, room 303
https://catalog.ucsc.edu/Current/General-Catalog/Academic-Units/Humanities-Division/Literature/Undergraduate-Program/Italian-Studies-BA

Jewish Studies
Program Adviser, historyundergrad@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2982
201 Humanities 1
https://jewishstudies.ucsc.edu

Language Studies
Program Adviser, ling@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-4988
241 Stevenson College
https://linguistics.ucsc.edu/

Latin American and Latino Studies
Program Adviser, lals@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2119
32 Merrill College Academic Building
https://lals.ucsc.edu

Linguistics
Program Adviser, ling@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-4988
241 Stevenson College
https://linguistics.ucsc.edu/

Literature
Program Adviser, litdept@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-4778
Humanities 1, room 303
https://literature.ucsc.edu

Spanish Studies
Program Adviser, languages@ucsc.edu, (831) 459-2054
218 Cowell College
https://language.ucsc.edu

Last updated 7/2020