Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

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.

Concentration Requirements

Intermediate Language6 cr
Composition/Reading/Translation*3 cr
Civilization/Culture*6 cr
Literature6 cr
Upper Level Electives6 cr

Additional Related Electives e.g.:

  • Art History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
6 cr
FLN 499: Capstone3 cr

*In the specific language

Elementary language courses may not be used in the concentration.

Recommended Courses:

  • If planning to go for teacher certification or graduate school, Advanced Grammar in the specific language.

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. explain the history of the foreign country or regions where the language is spoken;
  5. explain the culture of the other country/countries, including dietary customs, mode of dress, celebrations, traditions, societal mores, and cultural identity;
  6. translate from English to the foreign language and vice versa.
  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. comprehend the foreign language and its linguistic nuances when spoken by others; and
  9. communicate in writing in the idiom of the foreign language.