Foreign Language

Foreign language students may study Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Each area offers course work that must be taken in sequence. Completion of the Foreign Language area of study will enable students to go to a four-year institution and continue their major language during junior and senior years.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 9
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 7
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE II * 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE I  4
ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE II  4
INTERMEDIATE FOREIGN LANGUAGE I  4
ELECTIVES ** 9

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Electives vary significantly depending on Transfer Institution and desired major. Work with your advisor to develop a plan of study to meet your academic and professional goals. Recommended electives may include: BUS 111 (for students interested in International Business); any INTST course; Humanities 124, 125; GEOG 112, 113, 116, or 118.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1Elementary Foreign Language I; ENGL 110; Social Science; Life Science
Spring Semester 1Elementary Foreign Language II; ENGL 111; Social Science; Physical Science; Fine Arts
Fall Semester 2Intermediate Foreign Language I; COMM 110; Humanities/Fine Arts; Mathematics; Elective
Spring Semester 2Intermediate Foreign Language II; Social Science; Elective; Elective

Program Contact Information

English, Humanities and Language Studies Department

Room 314C
(309)694-5342

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training