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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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Communicate and convey proper meaning of a variety of topics in language to target audience
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions, and approaches to problems or issues
  • Demonstrate clear, organized, and audience-centered oral communication in a variety of communication and presentation contexts
  • Evaluate and apply active listening principles in a variety of communication contexts
  • Compose clear, organized, and well-supported written communication
  • Interpret and examine cultural diversity through common means of expression (literature, art, music, film) and historical events
  • Explain authentic artifacts, present topics in an organized and well-supported manner and start and maintain proper communication among people based on appropriate cultural codes

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you’re ready to transfer in your chosen language. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 90 - 92

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
GUID 105
Student Success
2
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 121
French I
5
HUM 109
Japanese Culture and Traditions
3
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
 
13-15

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& 100
Introduction to Geography
5
Choose 1 course from:
FRCH& 222
French V
5
JAPN& 222
Japanese V
5
SPAN& 222
Spanish V
5
Choose 2 credit from:
DRMA 107
Theatre Production
1 - 5
MUSC 145
Concert Band
1 - 3
PE 287
Advanced Cross Training
2
Total Credits
 
17

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

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,650
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,868
  • International

    $
    21,963
  • Books

    $
    2,254
  • Course Fees

    $
    76
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,554

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • 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

  • Elicia Allen
    Elicia Allen
    Instructor
    Elicia.Allen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    N/A
  • 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
  • Harumi Norasakkunkit
    Harumi Norasakkunkit
    Japanese
    Vocational, Fuji Women's College; B.A., M.A., Minnesota State University
    Harumi.Norasakkunkit@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

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

 

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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