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Modern Languages

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.

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. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 91 - 95

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 121
French I
5
JAPN& 121
Japanese I
5
SPAN& 121
Spanish I
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 122
French II
5
JAPN& 122
Japanese II
5
SPAN& 122
Spanish II
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 123
French III
5
JAPN& 123
Japanese III
5
SPAN& 123
Spanish III
5
Choose 1 course from:
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
POLS& 203
International Relations
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 221
French IV
5
JAPN& 221
Japanese IV
5
SPAN& 221
Spanish IV
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
JOURN 220
Introduction to News Writing
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FILM 224
Contemporary Global Cinema
5
GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography
5
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 222
French V
5
JAPN& 222
Japanese V
5
SPAN& 222
Spanish V
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 101
Fundamentals of Drawing
4
DRMA 106
Theatre Production
1 - 5
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 287
Cross Training
2
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
Total Credits
 
16-20
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 223
French VI
5
JAPN& 223
Japanese VI
5
SPAN& 223
Spanish VI
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose 1 course from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
MUSC 108
Music and Cinema
5
MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Humanities Pathway Specialist
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403

  • Linda Beane-Boose
    Linda Beane-Boose
    Dean of Humanities
    B.A., The College of Wooster; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois; Additional studies, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education
    Linda.Beane-Boose@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3455
  • Eddy Cuisinier
    Eddy Cuisinier
    French
    B.A., Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris; M.A., University of Illinois; Additional studies, Western Kentucky University
    Eddy.Cuisinier@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3115
  • Yasuka Huff
    Yasuka Huff
    Japanese
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., M.A., Gonzaga University
    Yasuka.Huff@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3367
  • Gabriel Valenzuela
    Gabriel Valenzuela
    Spanish
    B.A., M.A., University of Oregon
    Gabriel.Valenzuela@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3472
  • Conrado Zepeda-Pallares
    Conrado Zepeda-Pallares
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Conrado.Zepeda-Pallares@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3158

I had no idea that learning another language would help me gain other skills, as well as provide opportunities for personal growth. Learning French expanded my perspective and critical thinking, and led me to a better understanding of my first language. Understanding another language helped me create connections to other cultures, both in the US and abroad. Completing a language series unlocks a greater ability to understand and communicate, which increases academic and career opportunities. – Kaelah Fox SFCC Student, now pursuing a PhD

 

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Eddie Cuisinier

Faculty
eddy.cuisinier@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3115
 

Suzie Heimbigner

Pathways Specialist
suzie.heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3403
Building 24, Office 108C