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Foreign Language - Associate in Arts (603)

This program prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a bachelor's degree in languages (i.e. Spanish). Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program. Students pursuing foreign language education should meet with an academic advisor.

Work and Employment

Foreign language graduates often seek careers as teachers and interpreters. Knowledge of a foreign language coupled with a major or minor in business opens doors to careers in international business.

Special Considerations

Career opportunities for foreign language graduates are enhanced by experiences living in foreign countries with native speakers.

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Josh West, Dean of Business, Career & Technical Programs 815-835-6334

Total Hours Required - 64 Hours

Suggested Program

First Semester - 17-18 Hours

  • Beginning or Advanced Foreign Language 4 Semester hour(s)
  • Math 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • COM131 - Intro to Oral Communication ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. This course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C2900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • ENG101 - Composition I ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • FYE101 - First Year Experience ( 1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

  • HIS131 - Western Civ to 1648 ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Origins and development of western civilization beginning with the classical civilization of the ancient world and dealing with the contributions of each major historical group until the emergence of modern Europe in the commercial revolution of the 16th century. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S2 902 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Second Semester - 16 Hours

  • Beginning or Advanced Foreign Language 4 Semester hour(s)
  • Personal Development 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Electives 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ENG103 - Composition II ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An advanced course in essay writing with emphasis on formal research, ENG 103 serves to develop a proficiency in the collection and selection of data as applied to the completion of a formal research paper. In addition, students receive instruction in logic and reasoning, including the fundamentals of argumentative and persuasive writing. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG 101 or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 901R Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • HIS132 - Western Civ Since 1648 ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A continuation of the subject material offered in HIS 131. The history of the social, economic, political and intellectual life of modern times; the French Revolution; the Napoleonic era, nationalism and imperialism, world wars; the problems of world cooperation; and evaluation of present world problems are studied. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): S2 903 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Third Semester - 16-17 Hours

  • Advanced or Secondary Foreign Language 4 Semester hour(s)
  • *Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Electives 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - 14-15 Hours

  • Advanced or Secondary Foreign Language 4 Semester hour(s)
  • *Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Fine Arts 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Electives 4 Semester hour(s)

Footnotes

  • Footnote *One lab science required.