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Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Foreign Language

The concentration in Foreign Language entails multiple aptitudes that prepare the student for citizenship in an increasingly global environment, one that gives students a deeper grasp of a world that includes profound population movements, cross-cultural influences, economic disparities, ethnic and political conflicts, and bio-environmental pressures. Students need to have knowledge of literature, history, culture, and competency in the spoken and written language. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Intermediate language 6 credits
Composition/Reading/Translation* 3 credits
Civilization/Culture* 6 credits
Literature* 6 credits
Foreign Language Electives* 6 upper level credits
Related electives (e.g., art history, literature, philosophy, economics) 6 credits
Capstone - FLN 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3 credits
TOTAL 36

*In the specific language.

Recommended Courses:
If you plan to pursue teacher certification or graduate school, Advanced Grammar in the specific language is recommended.

Notes:
This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
Elementary language courses may not be used in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Foreign Languages will be able to:
  1. demonstrate familiarity with both the canonical and typical literature of the foreign language;
  2. possess an understanding of a range of literary styles and genres;
  3. be conversant regarding the major literary figures;
  4. demonstrate familiarity with the history of the foreign country or regions where the language is spoken;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the culture of the other country/countries, including dietary customs, mode of dress, celebrations, traditions, societal mores, and cultural identity;
  6. demonstrate competency in translation;
  7. articulate an understanding of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the foreign language, normally by successfully completing two years of college-level language instruction or its equivalent;
  8. evidence an ability to comprehend the foreign language and its linguistic nuances when spoken by others; and
  9. communicate in writing in the idiom of the foreign language.