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Foreign Language Associate in Arts

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Courses in French and Spanish are offered in regular classroom instruction format. Courses in Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Russian are offered in the self-instructional language program format.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition  3
English 102, English Composition, or
Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking
*Humanities/Fine Arts 6
Mathematics 3
*Natural Sciences 8
**Physical Education 200, Healthful Living, or
Physical Education 212, Health and Fitness, or
Physical Education 214, Personal Health
Political Science 101, National Government, or
Political Science 102, State Governments, or
History 201, American History to 1865, or
History 202, American History 1865 to Present
*Social Sciences 3



Major Requirements Credit Hours
Requires at least one course in Foreign Language  3
General Electives 27


Foreign Language courses offered at LMC (check with an advisor) Credit Hours
Foreign Language 101, Elementary French I  4
Foreign Language 102, Elementary French II 4
Foreign Language 121, Elementary Spanish I 4
Foreign Language 122, Elementary Spanish II 4
Foreign Language 198 Elementary Arabic I 4
Foreign Language 123, Spanish for the Workplace I 4
Foreign Language 124, Spanish for the Workplace II 4
Foreign Language 181, Elementary Russian I 4
Foreign Language 182, Elementary Russian II 4
Foreign Language 188, Elementary Japanese I 4
Foreign Language 189, Elementary Japanese II 4
Foreign Language 195, Elementary Italian I 4
Foreign Language 196, Elementary Italian II 4
Foreign Language 221, Intermediate Spanish I 4
Foreign Language 222, Intermediate Spanish II 4
Foreign Language 251, Advanced Oral and Written Spanish 3


 *From at least two academic disciplines.
**Credit hours listed are based on minimum earned. For example, MATH courses have 3, 4 or 5 credits.

Please see catalog for courses that have Honors equivalents and meet Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) transfer guidelines. Completion of the MTA requires 30 credits of coursework in the 5 MTA distribution areas.

Foreign Language & Communications Department Chair and Faculty, English

Education: Indiana University at South Bend MA English BA English, History, Minor International Studies Certificate Washin

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