World Language Studies

The study of world languages builds communication skills, provides exposure to the richness of cultural variety; meets baccalaureate degree language requirements; broadens career opportunities; enriches global travel; provides personal enrichment, and prepares students for upper division work in a baccalaureate institution.

Program Emphasis

Students develop skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. They also become acquainted with the culture, literature, history and current events of foreign countries. The curriculum focuses on preparing students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions and for proficiency in several world languages in a variety of settings.

Career/Transfer Options

Common university majors related to the field of world languages include:

  • Comparative Literature
  • Regional Studies (all)
  • World Languages
  • World Literature

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Guide section of the catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the World Language Studies Program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased comprehension of the target language.
  • Utilize skills developed in class to produce the target language.
  • Demonstrate increased appreciation of the target language culture.

Catalog Pages

355 (FILI); 408 (SPAN); 410 (TAGA)

Degrees & Certificates

World Language Studies

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
Filipino Studies         355 (FILI); 408 (SPAN); 410 (TAGA)
Spanish         355 (FILI); 408 (SPAN); 410 (TAGA)
World Language Studies         355 (FILI); 408 (SPAN); 410 (TAGA)

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