Modern Languages (A.A.)

The language curriculum emphasizes cultural awareness along with written and oral communication skills. Learning another language helps students develop cultural competency, critical thinking skills, and allows them to see the world from a different perspective. Whether you seek a career in health services, business, education, law, new media, politics, or economics, knowledge of a different language and culture will make you stand out in the job market. Students interested in the study of a different language and culture are encouraged to participate in a Study Abroad program.

MGA offers an Associate's degree in Modern Languages (French or Spanish track), a Minor in Spanish, and an IDS concentration in Spanish, and Liberal Arts (with options to take French and Spanish classes). 



Curriculum for the Associate of Arts in Modern Languages

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

See listing of requirements

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Major Field (Credit: 12 hours)

All students will complete a mandatory 12-hour sequencing of language courses in one of the following language courses: Spanish, French, or German.

1001 Elementary I

3 credits

1002 Elementary II

3 credits

2001 Intermediate I

3 credits

2002 Intermediate II

3 credits

Note: Students may receive credit by taking the actual course, the departmental exam, or the CLEP exam for these required courses.

Limitations Note: This course can be used to meet RHSC requirements or as elective credit. Students who have completed two or more years of high school French should refer to the placement policy for language courses. Many system institutions will not accept the first elementary course in a foreign language to meet degree requirements.

Open Electives (Credit: 6 hours)

Choose two 1000- or 2000-level courses. 

Total Hours: 60