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 or French


1001 Elementary I

3 credits

1002 Elementary II

3 credits



SPAN 1005Accelerated Elementary Spanish



2001 Intermediate I

3 credits

2002 Intermediate II

3 credits

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

Limitations Note: This course can be used to meet CPC requirements or as elective credit. Students who have completed two or more years of high school French or Spanish should refer to the placement policy for language courses. 

Note: Students taking SPAN 1005 will have a 9-hour Spanish language sequence and will take an additional elective.


Open Electives (Credit: 6 hours or 9 hours)

Choose two 1000- or 2000-level courses. 

If taking SPAN 1005, choose three 1000- or 2000-level courses.

Total Hours: 60