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In today’s globally connected world, employers seek professionals who have the international perspective, knowledge and skills to reach across borders, cultures and languages. A degree in a modern language can prepare you to meet this demand.
In this program, you'll develop your critical thinking skills, intercultural understanding and global awareness through the study of the French, Japanese or Spanish language, literature and culture. The program includes opportunities to study abroad in France or Spain, join language clubs and to participate in an international film festival. You could also earn a Seal of Bilingual Literacy (SBL) in French and Spanish language and culture. This seal indicates that you have the skills to communicate in your selected language with confidence in both written and oral forms.
Whether you want to work in the U.S. or abroad, this program can help you become more competitive in the job market, regardless of your career path.
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.
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Modern Language AA-DTA map
Total Credits: 93
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees
, click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.
Yasuka Huff has been teaching Japanese at SFCC for over 15 years. She holds a BA and MA from Gonzaga University. Before she joined the SFCC faculty, she worked with K-12 students in Spokane and taught college-level courses at Gonzaga and Whitworth; she also taught computer software applications to senior citizens at the Institute for Extended Learning. Originally from Japan, she has lived in the U.S. for over twenty years.
Gabriel Valenzuela is the modern languages lead instructor and teaches introductory and intermediate Spanish courses at SFCC. He also advises the Spanish Club. He holds an MA in Spanish and Italian literature from the University of Oregon. Every August, Gabriel co-leads the annual Salamanca, Spain study abroad program. He enjoys kayaking and playing disc golf.
Originally from Puebla, Mexico, Conrado Zepeda is one of our Spanish instructors. He studied Hispanic Linguistics and Literature at the BenemÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©rita Universidad AutÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â³noma de Puebla (BUAP). He earned two master's degrees in Higher Education at BUAP and at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He completed the doctorate courses in Applied Linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico. He has published several textbooks for oral and written communication for High School in Mexico and Colombia. He has collaborated as a teacher instructor in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He writes poetry in Spanish and loves to walk, travel, and cook.
Born and raised in France, Eddy Cuisinier first studied English language & culture while in France, where he obtained his BA at the UniversitÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© de la Sorbonne Nouvelle. In 2001, he moved to the US and became a Teaching Assistant in French at SFCC from 2001 to 2003. He then obtained an MA in French Literature, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Eddy taught language and culture classes in different parts of the US before coming back to SFCC as the Instructor of French.
Eddy is a big proponent of study abroad and has lead programs in France, Belgium, Germany and Quebec.
When away from work, he likes to travel, cook and bake bread.
Suzie Heimbigner, Guided Pathways Curriculum Advisor
Humanities: Thought & Expression
Suzie joined the staff at SFCC in July 2021. She brings over a decade of experience supporting student success, beginning her career with Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), the online learning program of Spokane Public Schools. While with SVL, Suzie led a team of student support staff and was integral in the development of a multi-tiered intervention structure focused on student achievement. Suzie holds a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho.
Suzie is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students in the Humanities: Thought & Expression pathway.
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