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.
This concentration in the General Studies major can be completed by combining Charter
Oak's online courses and other sources of credit such as credit transferred from regionally
accredited institutions or testing. It cannot be completed solely through Charter Oak State College courses.
|Foreign Language Electives*
||6 upper level credits
|Related electives (e.g., art history, literature, philosophy, economics)
|Capstone - FLN 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
*In the specific language.
If you plan to pursue teacher certification or graduate school, Advanced Grammar
in the specific language is recommended.
Only grades of C or higher can be included in the concentration.
This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
Elementary language courses may not be used in the concentration.
Student Learning OutcomesStudents who graduate with a concentration in Foreign Languages will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with both the canonical and typical literature of the foreign
- possess an understanding of a range of literary styles and genres;
- be conversant regarding the major literary figures;
- demonstrate familiarity with the history of the foreign country or regions where the
language is spoken;
- demonstrate an understanding of the culture of the other country/countries, including
dietary customs, mode of dress, celebrations, traditions, societal mores, and cultural
- demonstrate competency in translation;
- 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;
- evidence an ability to comprehend the foreign language and its linguistic nuances
when spoken by others; and
- communicate in writing in the idiom of the foreign language.