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AA: Specialized Curriculum Area

Foreign Language Area Studies

Foreign Language Area Studies
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • Korean/Italian only available in Europe/Asia
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
TUITION
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Take 12 credits of language coursework and 12 credits in related history, language, or literature.

With the associate’s specialized curriculum area in foreign language area studies, you can build concentrated expertise in Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, or Korean language, culture, history, government, and literature. You’ll take 12 sequential credits in a language, followed by 12 related courses in a different discipline.

Total Credits Required: 60

Curriculum Courses: 25 Credits

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 12 credits of language core coursework; take sequential courses in a single language, usually numbered 111–112, 114–115, or 211–212
  • 9 credits of foreign language area studies courses, chosen from any courses in the culture, history, language, literature, government, or politics of the area

General Education Courses: 35 Credits

Please note the following:

  • These sequences assume you have selected a specific language per the specialization requirements.
  • The Japanese and Korean language tracks align with requirements from the East Asian Studies bachelor's degree program.
  • Korean and Italian language courses are only available at specific UMGC Asia and UMGC Europe locations.

Arabic, German, Italian, & Spanish

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
3
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
4
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
5 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, ARAB 111)
German:
(3 Credits, GERM 111)
Italian: ITAL 111
Spanish:
(3 Credits, SPAN 111)
AA Specialization
6
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
7
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
8
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
9 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, ARAB 112)
German:
(3 Credits, GERM 112)
Italian: ITAL 112
Spanish:
(3 Credits, SPAN 112)
AA Specialization
10
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
11 Take these courses simultaneously:

(3 Credits, BIOL 101)

(1 Credit, BIOL 102)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
12
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
13
(3 Credits, HIST 156)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
14
(3 Credits, ECON 201)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
15 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, ARAB 114)
German:
(3 Credits, GERM 211)
Italian: ITAL 211
Spanish:
(3 Credits, SPAN 211)
AA Specialization
16 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, ARAB 115)
German:
(3 Credits, GERM 212)
Italian: ITAL 212
Spanish:
(3 Credits, SPAN 212)
AA Specialization
17 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, ARAB 333)
German:
(3 Credits, HIST 141)
Italian:
(3 Credits, HIST 141)
Spanish:
(3 Credits, HIST 141)
AA Specialization
18 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, HIST 392)
German:
(3 Credits, HIST 142)
Italian:
(3 Credits, HIST 142)
Spanish:
(3 Credits, HIST 142)
AA Specialization
19 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, GVPT 407)
German:
(3 Credits, HIST 337)
Italian: ITAL 333
Spanish:
(3 Credits, HIST 337)
AA Specialization
20 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Arabic:
(3 Credits, SPCH 482)
German: GERM 333
Italian:
(3 Credits, HIST 337)
Spanish:
(3 Credits, SPCH 482)
AA Specialization
21 1-credit elective course Elective

Japanese & Korean

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
3
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
4 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Japanese:
(3 Credits, JAPN 111)
Korean: KORN 111
AA Specialization
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, ASTD 284)
AA Specialization & East Asian Studies Major
7 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Japanese: 
(3 Credits, JAPN 112)
Korean: KORN 112
AA Specialization
8
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
9
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
10 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Japanese: 
(3 Credits, JAPN 114)
Korean: KORN 114
AA Specialization
11
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
12
(3 Credits, ASTD 285)
AA Specialization & East Asian Studies Major
13 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Japanese: 
(3 Credits, JAPN 115)
Korean: KORN 115
AA Specialization
14
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 Take these courses simultaneously:

(3 Credits, BIOL 101)

(1 Credit, BIOL 102)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
16
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17
(3 Credits, HIST 156)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
18
(3 Credits, ECON 201)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
19 Take the course that aligns with the language you selected for this program:
Japanese: 
(3 Credits, JAPN 333)
Korean: 
(3 Credits, KORN 333)
AA Specialization & East Asian Studies Major
20
(3 Credits, PHIL 348)
AA Specialization & East Asian Studies Major
21 1-credit elective course Elective

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