Languages, Literatures & Cultures

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Meet the Faculty

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Course Information

Learn about our wide array of majors and minors.

Languages, Literatures & Cultures at SUNY New Paltz is a dynamic department with a diverse and highly qualified faculty of teacher/scholars eager to share our knowledge and expertise. We are dedicated to individualized attention. We offer instruction in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish, with majors in French and Spanish; contract majors in Italian Studies, German Studies, Romance Languages, and Translation Studies; and minors in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

In today’s global economy and sophisticated world, completing your education with a solid background in understanding another language and the culture or cultures where it is spoken can give you an advantage. Language skills and cultural sensitivity are valuable in many venues. When combined with another discipline, language proficiency can make the difference in obtaining challenging and exciting employment

An Alum's Perspective: Claudette Aldebot '06 '08g

Program Manager, Latino U College Access

My studies at New Paltz have given me the confidence to go out into the world and know that with hard work, dedication and creativity I can become successful in all I do. My time at New Paltz allowed me to truly get to know myself, what’s important to me and where I want to make a difference.

Read more about Claudette and other Languages, Literatures & Cultures alumni.

Contact Us

The department office is located at Old Main Building 206.

Mailing Address:
800 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2440

Phone: 845-257-3480
Fax: 845-257-3512

Chairperson: Patricia Fitzpatrick (fitzpatp@newpaltz.edu)