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Modern Languages

"A different language is a different vision of life."

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Susan Lee
Department Head
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What is Modern Languages?

Modern Languages provides students with a comprehensive study of Spanish grammar and culture in Latin America and peninsular Spain, French grammar and culture in Africa and France, and American Sign Language. The objectives of the Modern Languages coursework include developing proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and signing, respectively.

While some language courses elsewhere solely emphasize speaking and listening, our classes develop students’ proficiency in all areas of a language. Students will also be able to engage with cultural issues in a globalized context.

Languages Offered: Spanish, American Sign Language, and French are offered both online and in-person.

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What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

Any Modern Languages courses fulfill electives for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Specific programs, such as criminal justice have a language requirement. Courses taken in Modern Languages will transfer to four-year universities.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

Modern Languages allows students to test out of language courses, using the CLEP exam. Find out more information about the CLEP exam.

If students are interested in skipping one level of a language course without taking the CLEP exam, they should contact the Modern Languages Department Head. 

Courses Offered: SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 201, SPA 202, SPA 115, FRE 101, FRE 102, FRE 201, FRE 202, ASL 101, ASL 102, ASL 201, ASL 202

Course Credit Hours
AHS 115 - Medical Terminology 3
MIT 240 - Medical Interpreter Lecture (Prereq or Coreq: CIT 105) 3
MIT 241 - Medical Interpreter Lab (Prereq or Coreq: CIT 105) 1
BIO 135 - Basic Anatomy & Physiology with Lab (BIO 137 & 139 may be substituted) 4
ENG 101 - Writing I 3
Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 17
Total Certificate Credit Hours 17

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status or the certificate can be completed in two semesters.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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