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Catalog 2012-2013 
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World Languages, A.A.

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Opportunities for traveling or working abroad are increasing annually. Expanding world trade will create more and more demands for bilingual people, and America’s role in international affairs requires more than ever before that we understand the cultures of all world peoples. Consequently, the study of world languages can no longer be a luxury; it has become a necessity.

Students are placed in world languages classes by the world languages instructors who evaluate their previous language experience. Students wishing to take placement and credit examinations may arrange to do so with the world languages faculty or testing center.

World languages satisfy a requirement for the bachelor of arts degree and the fine arts/humanistic studies requirement for the bachelor of science degree in many programs.

Credit may not ordinarily be earned in one’s native language (mother tongue) in first year courses.

Excellent career opportunities await the student who combines world language studies with business, technology, science, vocational programs, etc. For specific information, consult the world language faculty.

(Recommended Curriculum)

General Education (Minimum 32 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

3. Relationship with the World

4. General Education electives

Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)

Major Requirements

  • World language (12-16*CR)
  • Electives (16-20CR)

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”


*If a student majors in one of the three core world languages (French, German, Spanish), the student must complete a minimum of 12 credits in the 1010, 1020, and 2030 courses of that language. If a student does not major in a core language, the student must complete a minimum of 8 credits (1010 and 1020 courses) in any two languages for a total of 16 credits.

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.

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