MODERN LANGUAGES

FRENCH

French Associate in Arts

The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in French, German and Spanish. Foreign-language studies provide the student with a foundation in written communication skills of the language. From a vocational standpoint, the program provides skills in translation and interpretation, business, commerce, and foreign-language based research. Foreign-language studies include numerous opportunities for students to enhance language skills and intercultural awareness through activities such as conversational groups, cultural excursions, poetry reading, and foreign film festivals.
Student Learning Outcome
Compare and contrast cultures and histories of the French speaking world.
Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in French.

 

​SPANISH
Spanish Associate in Arts
The Department of Foreign Languages offers courses in French, German and Spanish. Foreign-language studies provide the student with a foundation in written communication skills of the language. From a vocational standpoint, the program provides skills in useful translation and interpretation, business, commerce and foreign-language based research. Foreign-language studies include numerous opportunities for students to enhance language skills and intercultural awareness through activities such as conversational groups, cultural excursions, poetry reading, and foreign film festivals. The major requirements for an associate degree may be met by completing 18 course units from the foreign-language curriculum. An intensive Spanish Institute is offered through the Foreign Language Program. The institute offers a total immersion program in language instruction and cultural workshops, and it hosts numerous faculty lectures and performance related to Spain and Latin America. Students may earn up to 3.5 units of degree-applicable credit during the five day program. The program is ideal for teachers who need a second language requirement, nurses and emergency services personnel, students who want an in-depth language and cultural experience, and community members interested in Spanish language and culture.
Student Learning Outcome
Compare and contrast cultures and histories of the Spanish speaking world.
Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in Spanish.

 

Spanish Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer”, a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete:
a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn an AA-T in Spanish. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit http://www.canyons.edu for more information.
Student Learning Outcome
Compare and contrast cultures and histories of the Spanish speaking world.
Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in Spanish.