Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern - World Languages
General Education: 36-39 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (from two different disciplines) 6 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
- Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
- Information Technology 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Degree Requirements - 9 Credits
Two-Semester Sequence - 6 Credits
- WL 201 - Intermediate I: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish 3 Credits
- WL 202 - Intermediate II: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish 3 Credits
Critical Thinking - 3 Credits
Choose one from this list:
** These courses may also be used as a General Education elective.
Electives - 12-15 Credits
Required - 12 Credits
- WL 101 - Introductory I: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish 3 Credits.
- WL 102 - Introductory II: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish 3 Credits.
- WL 101 - Introductory I: Student’s choice of a second language 3 Credits.
- WL 102 - Introductory II: Student’s choice of a second language 3 Credits.
(choose one 3-credit course)
**These courses may also be used as a General Education elective. Depending upon the General Education electives selected, a student may need to complete more than 15 elective credits to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min*
*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
100-level courses are not open to native speakers of that language. Most four-year universities require three to four semesters of a single world language.
Students with two or more years of world language study should not register for a 101-level course. The 101 level of any world language course is designated for beginning students with no prior experience with the language, or with fewer than two years of experience with the language.
World language courses satisfy the general education diversity course requirement.
Several world languages are offered in online (Distance Education) and blended formats. Students registering for a world language course in an online or blended format should understand how an online learning environment functions. Online and blended courses may be more challenging for students with no prior experience with the language. Though the 101 level is always taught for beginners, online and blended world language courses are better suited for students with some prior experience with the language.
For more information, visit World Language Placement Guidelines.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- use high-intermediate grammatical structures of the primary target language* and basic grammatical structures in the secondary target language* successfully in written exercises;
- comprehend and analyze a variety of topics in the written and spoken language at the high-intermediate level in the primary target language and at the high-novice level in the secondary target language;
- engage in ongoing conversations to obtain information and exchange opinions on a variety of topics, including conversations using the language to express emotions at a high-intermediate level of the primary target language and at a high-novice level of the secondary target language;
- reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through the study of the target languages; and
- compare the target languages and cultures with the English language and American culture (as well as other cultures represented by students) and analyze the major differences between them.
*Primary target language = language studied for four semesters, up to high-intermediate level (level 101, 102, 201 and 202).
*Secondary target language = language studied for two semesters, up to high-novice level (level 101 and 102).
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in World Languages. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.
Since four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, students intending to major in World Languages should contact the program coordinator as soon as possible to plan the appropriate sequence of study.