The study of language allows for a better understanding of the world, and respect for cultural differences. There are two languages available for study at Cisco College: German and Spanish. Students majoring in a specific language are well-equipped to enter a variety of fields and to continue their education at the university and graduate school level. Typically, foreign language majors complete the designated area of study through Cisco College then transfer to a Bachelor's Degree program at a four-year institution. The skills acquired as a language major are increasingly useful in our global society, and some languages, such as Spanish, are currently in great demand.
What Can This Program Do For You
The Cisco College Foreign Language Department offers students the opportunity to develop communication skills in Spanish and German. Classes incorporate basic understanding of grammar and phonetics while emphasizing conversational skills and multicultural experience.
First year German classes are offered online every other year or when there is sufficient demand.
The Cisco College Spanish Department offers first and second year Spanish classes on the evening schedule at the Cisco and Abilene locations, as well as online. Second-year courses are offered online only. First-year classes are four credit hour courses which include language labs. The labs are primarily self-paced and utilize online materials and sites. Second-year classes are three credit hour classes and do not include language labs
Students planning to transfer a Cisco College Associate of Arts Degree or Cisco College core curriculum to a four-year institution for a foreign language-related degree are encouraged to consider the following suggested curricula. However, students should always consult the department, degree, or program information for their intended transfer institution.
First Semester Second Semester Foreign Language 4 Foreign Language 4 ENGL 1301 Eng. Comp. & Rhet. 3 ENGL 1302 Eng. Comp. & Rhet. 3 HIST 1301 Hist. of U.S. to Reconstruction 3 HIST 1302 Hist. of U.S. since Reconstruction 3 Life & Physical Sciences 4 Life & Physical Sciences 4 MATH 1314 College Algebra 3 SPCH 1315 Public Speak. or 1321 Bus. & Prof. Speak 3 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 17
First Semester Second Semester Foreign Language 4 Foreign Language 4 ENGL 2332 or 2333 World Lit. 3 HIST 2321 or 2322 Hist. of World Civ. 3 GOVT 2305 Federal Govt. 3 GOVT 2306 Texas Govt. 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 Component Area Elective 3 Creative Arts 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 1
See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings.
Potential Career Paths
- Language Interpreter
- Military Service
- First Response Team
- Government Employee
- International Student Advisor
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