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World Languages, AA

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Additional information available on the World Language Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

  • College Readiness in English
  • College Readiness for Quantitative Literacy 

As a PPSC world language student, you will be prepared to be a responsible citizen, educated worker, and culturally prepared for a world that is based on international partnerships. You will experience classes that are more than lectures because they employ modern learning approaches and techniques. Our innovative and creative instructors will work closely to help each student with language appreciation and acquisition while helping them to master grammatical written work and linguistics.

Students may need to contact a World Language instructor in order to be placed into the correct level of that given language.

Students considering a major in a world language should be aware that first-year language courses do not count toward credit-hour requirements for a major or minor in most four-year institutions.

There is a national equivalency test that can be located on the internet. It is the College Level Examination Program, C.L.E.P. It is currently available in French, Spanish, and German. This test costs a small amount of money, but it offers the student a chance to test out of the language 1011 and 1012 courses for up to ten hours of college credit.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the World Languages degree program, students should be able to:

  • Develop a central message
  • Employ language that enhances the presentation
  • Incorporate language that is appropriate to the audience
  • Demonstrate performance skills, (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) to share content with or present to a particular audience for a specific occasion and purpose (execute delivery)

WOL is a standard course prefix. Each specific world language has its own prefix, for example, SPA = Spanish.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours

 ; prefer MAT 1240  


  • WOL 2011 - World Language III 3 Credit Hours
  • WOL 2012 - World Language IV 3 Credit Hours

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours

  including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category.


Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the


Ten (10) Credit Hours

  • WOL 1011 - World Language I   5 Credit Hour(s)
  • WOL 1012 - World Language II  5 Credit Hour(s)

Thirteen (13) Credit Hours

Selected from the AA approved course list can be found at

 . Suggested courses include 2000-level WOL courses and courses outside the chosen WOL department with content related to the WOL-speaking world.

Total Credit Hours: 60

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