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List of Language Courses

Find all foreign language courses offered at UC San Diego, and link to course descriptions and departments or programs offering those courses.

Before enrolling

  • Note that some courses may have prerequisites or may limit enrollment. (For example, some classes may be limited to Heritage Language learners, or to department majors or graduate students.)
  • Not all courses are available every quarter, and some are not scheduled each year. To find course offerings for upcoming quarters, be sure to:

Using this list

Find the language on the list below to see all courses offered in that language.

  • In the second column, link to the school, department, or program that offers the course.
  • In the third column, link to the UCSD General Catalog course description for prerequisites and course content details.
  • Key to categories of instruction:
    • Language Skills: The primary focus for these courses is on language skills such as speaking, listening, reading, writing, or signing.
    • Heritage Languages (listings shaded in pink): These courses focus on language skills for students who already have some ability in the informal spoken language, generally from exposure to the language at home.
    • Language Component: These courses offer language instruction in the context of the culture of another society. They are often taught in the original language and have prerequisite language requirements, but they may include literature in translation or films with English subtitles. Check the General Catalog course descriptions for more information.
    • Independent Study: These courses are offered under the guidance of an instructor for students who wish to develop or enhance language skills not covered in scheduled courses or in languages not otherwise taught on campus.
    • Distance Learning (listings shaded in yellow): UC San Diego students may participate in distance learning/ online courses offered by other colleges and universities.

Language

Department/
Program/School

Course

Category of Instruction

African(various languages) Literature LTAF 110 Language Component
    LTAF 120 Language Component
Albanian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
American Sign Lang (ASL) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LISL 1A/AX-1D/DX Language Skills
    LISL 1E Language Skills
    LISL 5A-B-C Language Skills
Amharic Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Arabic Linguistics LIAB 1A/AX-1E/EX Language Skills
    LIHL 116/X
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 136
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Arabic Arabic Without Walls Arabic 1A/1B Distance Learning
Arabic (Eastern) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Arabic (Egyptian) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Arabic (Iraqui) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Arabic (Moroccan) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Arabic (Saudi) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Armenian Linguistics LIHL 113
Language Skills, Heritage Language 
    LIHL 133
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Armenian (Eastern) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Bahasa Indonesia GPS IRLA 460A-B-C Language Skills, Independent Study
Bengali Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Bulgarian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Burmese Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Cambodian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Catalan Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Chinese (Cantonese) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
  LIHL 118
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 138
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Chinese (Mandarin) Chinese Studies CHIN 10A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 20A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 100A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 160/260 Language Component
    CHIN 165A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 182A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 185A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 186A-B-C Language Skills
    CHIN 196 Language Skills and/or Component
    CHIN 198 Language Skills and/or Component
    CHIN 199 Language Skills and/or Component
    CHIN 269 Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin) History HIGR 210 Language Component
    HIGR 211 Language Component
    HIGR 212 Language Component
    HIGR 213 Language Skills and/or Component
    HIGR 215A-B Language Skills and/or Component
Chinese (Mandarin) GPS IRLA 400A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 401A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 402A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 403A-B-C Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Chinese (Mandarin) Literature LTCH 101 Language Component
   

LTEA 100A-B-C

Language Component
    LTEA 110A-B-C Language Component
    LTEA 120A-B-C Language Component
    LTEA 198 Language Skills and/or Component
Chinyanja Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Cree Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Czech Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Danish Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Dutch Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Component
Dutch Literature LTAM 111 Language Component
Esperanto Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills
    LIEO 5A/AS-5D/DS Language Skills
    LIEO 12S Language Component
Filipino (also see Tagalog) Linguistics LIHL 112
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 132
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Filipino (also see Tagalog) Literature LTEA 152A-B Language Component
Finnish UCLA Distance Learning See Linquistics website Distance Learning
Finnish Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
French Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIFR 1A/AX-1D/DX Language Skills
    LIFR 5A-B-C-D Language Skills
    LIFR 11 Language Skills
French Literature LTAM 111 Language Component
    LTFR 2A-B-C Language Skills
    LTFR 21 Language Skills
    LTFR 31 Language Skills
    LTFR 50 Language Skills
    LTFR 115 Language Component
    LTFR 116 Language Component
    LTFR 121 Language Component
    LTFR 122 Language Component
    LTFR 123 Language Component
    LTFR 124 Language Component
    LTFR 125 Language Component
    LTFR 141 Language Component
    LTFR 142 Language Component
    LTFR 143 Language Component
    LTFR 144 Language Component
    LTFR 145 Language Component
    LTFR 164 Language Component
    LTFR 170 Language Component
    LTFR 198 Language Skills and/or Component
    LTFR 240 Language Component
    LTFR 297 Language Skills and/or Component
    LTFR 298 Language Skills and/or Component
French Sign Language Linguistics LISL 10 Language Skills
Fula Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
German Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIGM 1A/AX -1D/DX Language Skills
    LIGM 5A-B-C Language Skills
    LIGM 11 Language Component
German Literature LTEU 130 Language Component
    LTEU 137 Language Component
    LTEU 139 Language Component
    LTGM 2A-B-C Language Skills
    LTGM 100 Language Component
    LTGM 101 Language Component
    LTGM 123 Language Component
    LTGM 126 Language Component
    LTGM 130 Language Component
    LTGM 131 Language Component
    LTGM 132 Language Component
    LTGM 134 Language Component
    LTGM 190 Language Component
    LTGM 198 Language Skills and/or Component
    LTGM 272 Language Component
    LTGM 298 Language Skills and/or Component
Greek (Classical) Literature LTGK 1 Language Skills
    LTGK 2 Language Skills
    LTGK 3 Language Skills
    LTGK 101 Language Component
    LTGK 110 Language Component
    LTGK 112 Language Component
    LTGK 113 Language Component
    LTGK 118 Language Component
    LTGK 120 Language Component
    LTGK 130 Language Component
    LTGK 131 Language Component
    LTGK 132 Language Component
    LTGK 133 Language Component
    LTGK 135 Language Component
    LTGK 198 Language Skills and/or Component, Independent Study
Greek (Modern) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Haitian Creole Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Hausa Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Hawaiian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Hebrew Jewish Studies JUDA 1 Language Skills
    JUDA 2 Language Skills
    JUDA 3 Language Skills
    JUDA 101
Language Skills
    JUDA 102
Language Skills
    JUDA 103
Language Skills and/or Component
    JUDA 198
Language Skills
Hebrew (Modern) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Hindi Linguistics LIDS 19 (Hindi-Urdu) Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIHI 1A/AX-1D/DX
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 119
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 139
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Hungarian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Igbo Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Indonesian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Italian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIIT 1A/AX-1C/CX Language Skills
Italian Literature LTEU 105/105 XL Language Component
    LTEU 140 Language Component
    LTEU 146 Language Component
    LTIT 2A-B Language Skills
    LTIT 50 Language Skills
    LTIT 100 Language Component
    LTIT 110 Language Component
    LTIT 115 Language Component
    LTIT 122 Language Component
    LTIT 137 Language Component
    LTIT 143 Language Component
    LTIT 161 Language Skills
    LTIT 198 Language Skills and/or Component
Japanese History HIGR 211 Language Component
    HIGR 216A-B Language Component
Japanese GPS IRLA 410A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 411A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 412A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 413A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 417 Language Skills
Japanese Japanese Studies JAPN 10A-B-C Language Skills
    JAPN 20A-B-C Language Skills
    JAPN 100A-B-C
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    JAPN 130A-B-C Language Skills
    JAPN 140A-B-C Language Skills
    JAPN 150A-B-C Language Skills
Japanese Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Japanese Literature LTEA 132 Language Component
    LTEA 136 Language Component
    LTEA 138 Language Component
Kannada Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Kituba Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Korean Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIHL 115
Language Skills, Heritage Language
   

LIHL 135

Language Skills, Heritage Language
Korean Literature LTEA 140 Language Component
    LTEA 141 Language Component
    LTEA 142 Language Component
    LTEA 143 Language Component
    LTEA 144 Language Component
    LTEA 145 Language Component
    LTEA 198 Language Skills and/or Component
    LTKO 1A-B-C Language Skills
    LTKO 2A-B-C Language Skills
    LTKO 3 Language Skills
    LTKO 50 Language Skills
    LTKO 100 Language Component
Latin Literature LTLA 1 Language Skills
    LTLA 2 Language Skills
    LTLA 3 Language Skills
    LTLA 4 Language Skills
    LTLA 100 Language Skills, component
    LTLA 111 Language Component
    LTLA 114 Language Component
    LTLA 116 Language Component
    LTLA 131 Language Component
    LTLA 132 Language Component
    LTLA 133 Language Component
    LTLA 134 Language Component
    LTLA 135 Language Component
    LTLA 198 Language Skills and/or Component
Latvian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Lithuanian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Malay Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Mongolian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Navajo Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
New Guinea Pidgin Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Norwegian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Persian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIHL 117/X
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 137/X
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Persian Literature LTWL 153 Language Component
    LTWL 157 Language Component
Polish Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Portuguese History HIGR 248A-B Language Component
Portuguese GPS IRLA 430A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 431A-B-C Language Skills
Portuguese Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIPO 1A/AX-1D/DX Language Skills
Portuguese Literature LTPR 2A-B-C Language Skills
    LTPR 50 Language Component
Romanian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Russian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study 
Russian Literature LTEU 150A-B-C Language Component
    LTEU 154 Language Component
    LTEU 158 Language Component
    LTRU 1A-B-C Language Skills
    LTRU 2A-B-C Language Skills
    LTRU 104A-B-C Language Skills
    LTRU 110A-B-C Language Component
    LTRU 123 Language Component
    LTRU 150/XL Language Component
    LTRU 198 Language Skills and/or Component
    LTWL 167 Language Component
Sanskrit Literature LTWL 137 Language Skills
Serbo-Croatian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Slovenian Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Spanish Ethnic Studies ETHN 135A-B Language Component
    ETHN 136 Language Component
    ETHN 138 Language Component
    ETHN 145 Language Component
    ETHN 148 Language Component
Spanish History HIGR 248A-B Language Component
    HILA 167/267 Language Component
    HILA 168/268 Language Component
    HILA 169/269 Language Component
Spanish GPS IRLA 440A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 441A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 442A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 443A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 444A-B-C Language Skills
    IRLA 445A-B-C Language Skills
Spanish Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LISP 1A/AX-1D/DX Language Skills
    LISP 5A-5D Language Skills
    LISP 15 Language Skills
    LISP 16 Language Skills
    LISP 17 Language Skills
Spanish Literature LTAM101 Language Component
    LTAM 102 Language Component
    LTAM 105 Language Component
    LTAM 106 Language Component
    LTAM 107 Language Component
    LTAM 108 Language Component
    LTAM 109 Language Component
    LTAM 110 Language Component
    LTAM 111 Language Component
    LTSP 2A-B-C Language Skills
    LTSP 2D-E
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LTSP 21 Language Skills
    LTSP 31 Language Skills
    LTSP 41 Language Skills
    LTSP 50A-B-C Language Component
    LTSP 100 Language Component
    LTSP 107 Language Component
    LTSP 116 Language Component
    LTSP 119A-B-C Language Component
    LTSP 122 Language Component
    LTSP 123 Language Component
    LTSP 125 Language Component
    LTSP 129 Language Component
    LTSP 130A-B Language Component
    LTSP 133 Language Component
    LTSP 134 Language Component
    LTSP 135A-B Language Component
    LTSP 136 Language Component
    LTSP 137 Language Component
    LTSP 138 Language Component
    LTSP 140 Language Component
    LTSP 141 Language Component
    LTSP 142 Language Component
    LTSP 150A-B Language Component
    LTSP 151 Language Component
    LTSP 153 Language Component
    LTSP 154 Language Component
    LTSP 160 Language Skills
    LTSP 162 Language Component
    LTSP 170 Language Component
    LTSP 171 Language Component
    LTSP 172 Language Component
    LTSP 173 Language Component
    LTSP 174 Language Component
    LTSP 175 Language Component
    LTSP 176 Language Component
    LTSP 177 Language Component
    LTSP 178 Language Component
    LTSP 198 Language Component, Independent Study
    LTSP 224 Language Component
    LTSP 252 Language Component
    LTSP 258 Language Component
    LTSP 272 Language Component
    LTSP 275 Language Component
    LTSP 297 Language Skills and/or Component
    LTSP 298 Language Component, Independent Study
Swahili Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Swahili UCLA Distance Learning See Linquistics website Language Skills, Distance Learning
Swedish Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Swedish UCLA Distance Learning See Linquistics website Language Skills, Distance Learning
Tagalog (see also Filipino) Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Tagalog (see also Filipino) Literature LTEA 151 Language Component
Taiwanese Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Telugu Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Thai Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Tibetan Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Turkish Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Twi Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Uzbeck UCLA Distance Learning See Linquistics website Language Skills, Distance Learning
Vietnamese Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
    LIHL 114/X
Language Skills, Heritage Language
    LIHL 134/X
Language Skills, Heritage Language
Welsh Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Yiddish Literature LTWL 166 Language Component
    LTWL 167 Language Component
Yoruba Linguistics LIDS 19 Language Skills, Independent Study
Zapotec Latin American Studies LATI 1A-B-C Language Skills
    LATI 50/XL Language Skills