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2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.


*A student must complete 16 credits in courses numbered 1010, 1020, 2030 or 2040 in one or two world languages in order to earn an Associate of Arts degree in World Languages. At least one of these courses must be completed on the Casper College campus. A student may also complete the required 16 credits by completing a minimum of 8 credits in any two languages (1010, 1020, 2030 or 2040). American Sign Language may not count towards these 16 credits.

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

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

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