The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
Acquire a basic foundation in language skills and a solid basis for further study in the language.
Demonstrate the ability to examine stereotypes and to respond in culturally appropriate ways in everyday situations in the target culture.
Develop an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity.
The college’s Associate of Arts program serves as an intermediate step toward completion of a baccalaureate degree. The requirements encompass approximately the first half of the bachelor’s degree program offered by the sponsoring department. See Part 5 for complete requirements for related bachelor’s degree.