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Humanities and Social Studies Division
The Associate of Arts in World Languages and Global Studies is a multidisciplinary course of study that encourages global awareness and intercultural understanding through the acquisition of at least one modern language other than English, namely Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. The coursework is designed with the dual intent of examining the nature of language and relating it to multiculturalism around the globe and in the United States. Overall the program prepares students to function effectively in a global world by promoting a level of linguistic competence and cultural sensitivity that allows individuals to build ties of trust and collaboration across a number of career fields, such as International Business, Government, Teaching, Travel and Arts, Journalism, etc. The elective component of the program allows students to frame their foreign language acquisition within regional cultural studies, global cultural studies or international relations.
Upon completion of the program students should be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in at least one language other than English
- Demonstrate understanding of at least one culture other than their native one
- Demonstrate awareness of the interconnected nature of language and culture
- Recognize cultural expressions across disciplines
Students who are interested in pursuing a Language major are advised to work with a counselor in order to identify the specific curse requirement of their transfer institution.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following: