The Foreign Language Program in Spanish, French, Russian or German is designed for persons interested in pursuing careers as foreign language instructors or translators or completing a bilingual degree in order to transfer to a four-year institution. Students seeking this degree with an emphasis in French, German, Russian or Spanish should enroll in 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312 respectively. However, native speakers of Spanish seeking this degree in Spanish should enroll in SPAN 2311, 2312 and 2370.
The degree features blocks of instruction in seven key academic areas which is the 42-hour core curriculum. Once a student has successfully completed all the courses in the core curriculum with an average of "C" or better, that block of courses is fully transferable to any Texas state-supported college or university. The student can earn the Associate of Arts degree by completing an additional 20 semester credit hours of elective courses from one or more of the academic areas of concentration or Fields of Study.
Students should carefully review the new core curriculum and the areas of concentration, meet with an El Paso Community College academic counselor and contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer before choosing an area of concentration or Field of Study.
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