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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog


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Program available at/via: [Walla Walla][Clarkston]

Department Overview: The study of a modern language is a way of expanding one’s horizons while developing specific linguistic skills that will enhance career, academic, and travel opportunities. To understand the uniqueness of one’s own language and civilization, knowledge of another culture is essential. Language study is the key that unlocks the mysteries surrounding other cultures.

Program Level Outcomes:

  • Practice Spanish communication skills with emphasis on interpersonal communication.
  • Identify and discuss principal areas of difference between American and Latino cultures.
  • Compare and contrast the construction and use of Spanish and English and demonstrate an increased grammatical and syntactic competency in both languages.
  • Demonstrate competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Spanish as measured by ACTFL standards and O.P.I. criteria.

Degrees: Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success: Students seeking a modern language major should take a variety of courses that include writing and comprehension, both in English and in at least one other modern language. Other helpful pursuits include spending time abroad, engaging in comparable forms of direct contact with non-English speaking cultures, and reading extensively on a variety of subjects in English and at least one other language.


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