Becoming competent in another language will help you stand out from the competition whether you are pursuing a career in business, social work, education, law enforcement, or health.
People with a background in language and other cultures are very much in demand by businesses and government. Students who study foreign languages also tend to do better in Math and English courses than students who have not studied a language.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
- Reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language. Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its own culture.
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
- Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment & enrichment.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.