Language, Culture & Meaning Pathway

The Language, Culture and Meaning Pathway invites students to explore the many ways in which humans communicate with one another, create unique cultures together, and formally document their life experiences.

Through critical examination of the languages we speak, the cultures we construct, and the stories we tell, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse ways in which the human condition is experienced, communicated and expressed.

Majors include: Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arts & Letters*, Communication, Creative Writing, English, History, Judaic Studies, Liberal Studies*, Philosophy, Speech & Hearing Sciences, World Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French. German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish)

* Students who change to Arts & Letters or Liberal Studies may continue to meet their original advisor and do not need to change to an LCM advisor.


Important information for incoming students:

Incoming students must complete Orientation online prior to scheduling an appointment with their advisor for their first term. Completing Orientation opens access to registration and covers the information necessary to select and register for classes, and students may followup with their advisor if they have questions. 


How to meet with an LCM Advisor:

Students in all majors in this Pathway, including Exploratory, are assigned to their advisor based on the last two digits of the PSU ID number. Please see the listing below. If you have developed a strong relationship with your previous advisor and wish to continue working with them, please contact that advisor to request reassignment.

To schedule an appointment, call our Front Desk at 503-725-3822 or use the links below.

For general questions, email lcmadvising@pdx.edu. Please do not use this email to request an appointment.

Postbaccalaureate students in Speech & Hearing Sciences should email Jeff Conn in the SPHR Department at connjc@pdx.edu for an appointment.

Language, Culture & Meaning Advisors