Foreign Languages

Curriculum SOC.FLA.AA (U224A16)

The Foreign Language curriculum is designed to prepare students to participate in a highly competitive multi-cultural global society. Two years of foreign 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:

  • Foreign language 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
  • Law enforcement — local, national

Semester One

Credit Hours

Select one of the groupings for a total of 16 hours in semester one

 

CHN 101

Elementary Chinese I or

 

 

ITL 101

Elementary Italian I or

 

 

SPN 101

Elementary Spanish I

4

 

 

General education

12

 

 

—OR—

 

#

SPN 115

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

4

 

 

General education

9

 

 

General electives

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

#

CHN 102◊

Elementary Chinese II or

 

#

ITL 102

Elementary Italian II or

 

#

SPN 102

Elementary Spanish II

4

 

 

General education

12

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

#

ITL 103

Intermediate Italian I or

 

#

SPN 103

Intermediate Spanish I

4

 

 

General education

12

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

ITL 104

Intermediate Italian II or

 

#

SPN 104

Intermediate Spanish II

4

 

 

General education

9

 

 

Electives

3

 

 

 

16

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

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Foreign Language courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

See ITL course descriptions; SPN course descriptions; CHN course descriptions

NOTE: Italian and Spanish Composition and Conversation I and II

(ITL 113◊ or ITL 114◊; SPN 113◊ or SPN 114◊) may be offered during the summer semester of the school year.

The undecided transfer student should begin a foreign language 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.

Chairperson: Bill Decker, Ext. 3509