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Associate of Arts

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

 

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(3 Credits, PACE 111C)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
3
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
4
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5


(3 Credits, NUTR 100)

General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6

Take a language core course that aligns with a bachelor's in East Asian Studies focus area:

  • China:
    (3 Credits, CHIN 111)
  • Japan:
    (3 Credits, JAPN 111)
AA Curriculum Area
7
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
AA Curriculum Area
8
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
10

Choose one of the following courses:


  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

  • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

  • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
  • A 1-credit course of your choice
AA Curriculum Area
11

Take a language core course that aligns with a bachelor's in East Asian Studies focus area:

  • China:
    (3 Credits, CHIN 112)
  • Japan:
    (3 Credits, JAPN 112)
AA Curriculum Area
12
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
13
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
14
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
15
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17

Take a language core course that aligns with a bachelor's in East Asian Studies focus area:

  • China:
    (3 Credits, CHIN 114)
  • Japan:
    (3 Credits, JAPN 114)
AA Curriculum Area
18

Take a language core course that aligns with a bachelor's in East Asian Studies focus area:

  • China:
    (3 Credits, CHIN 115)
  • Japan:
    (3 Credits, JAPN 115)
AA Curriculum Area
19 An elective course about the culture, history, language, literature, government, or politics of your focus area AA Curriculum Area
20 An elective course about the culture, history, language, literature, government, or politics of your focus area
AA Curriculum Area
21 An elective course about the culture, history, language, literature, government, or politics of your focus area
AA Curriculum Area

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

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See the requirements for UMGC's Associate of Arts degree, which requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits.

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