Last Updated

8/17/2021 3:12:47 PM

Modern Languages, Associate in Arts

(formerly Foreign Languages)

Curriculum SOC.FLA.AA (U224A16)

(Total Program Credits: 61-65)

The Modern Languages curriculum is designed to prepare students to participate in a highly competitive multi-cultural global society. Two years of modern language study at Triton will, in most instances, fulfill curriculum foreign language requirements for advanced programs at many universities. Triton is prepared to help students make foreign language choices and take programs based upon their needs and plans for the future.

Career areas enhanced by foreign language skills include:

  • modern languages teaching in schools and colleges (also see Education);
  • international business or professional careers — international export, import, marketing, sales, investment, law, health, development, missionary, Peace Corps;
  • tourism;
  • research — scientific and social engineering;
  • government service;
  • airline positions;
  • translating, interpreting;
  • bilingual, administrative or secretarial work;
  • international banking and finance; and
  • law enforcement — local, national

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Modern Languages) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • pronounce all the sounds of the target language with sufficient accuracy to be understood by a native speaker of the language;
  • compare the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape society in the target culture with student’s own culture;
  • critique the products of the target culture (film, literature, art, popular culture, media, and other forms of art) effectively within their context through basic research;
  • compare the validity of one’s own cultural beliefs, behaviors and norms with those of the target culture;
  • articulate own cultural diversity within the global context; and
  • integrate cultural specific proficiencies (linguistic, societal, technological modes of expression) to effectively perform practical task in a globalized work environment.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

OR

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

 

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

Foreign Language

4 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities or Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
Program electives

9 credits

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:13

Foreign Language Sequences:

(contingent upon placement)

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHN 101Elementary Chinese I

4 credits

CHN 102Elementary Chinese II #

4 credits

ITL 101Elementary Italian I

4 credits

ITL 102Elementary Italian II #

4 credits

SPN 101Elementary Spanish I

4 credits

SPN 102Elementary Spanish II #

4 credits

SPN 103Intermediate Spanish I #

4 credits

SPN 104Intermediate Spanish II #

4 credits

SPN 115Spanish for Bilinguals I #

4 credits

SPN 116Spanish for Bilinguals II #

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

The undecided transfer student should begin a foreign language (Chinese (CHN 101, CHN 102), Italian (ITL 101, ITL 102), Spanish (SPN 101, SPN 102, SPN 103, SPN 104) or Spanish for Native Speakers (SPN 115, SPN 116) in the first semester of the first year since two years of a foreign language are needed. It is desirable to complete the foreign language requirement before transferring. The student who does not complete the requirements may be asked to take a placement exam.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education Requirements:

AA degree                                     Subtotal: 37-40

Modern Languages courses or other
electives toward the AA degree    Subtotal: 20-23

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS BY DISCIPLINE:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester hours), with at least one course from selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts.
  • Social and Behavioral Science: Three courses (nine semester hours), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: One course (three semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Two courses (seven to eight semester hours), with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences, including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring.

See CHN course descriptions; ITL course descriptions, and SPN course descriptions.

Chairperson: Bill Decker, Ext. 3509