• Modern Languages


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    At MHCC, students can fulfill their transfer and four-year degree language requirements, and start to become more competitive in the global job market at home and abroad. Language learning can also confer other potential benefits, such as the pleasure of acquiring new skills, meeting new people, learning about other cultures, traveling, and even strengthening family ties. MHCC offers first- and second-year American Sign Language (ASL), Japanese and Spanish, as well as first-year French and German. MHCC offers in-person language tutorial support services and some exciting study abroad programs in Kyoto, Japan (summer term) and southern Costa Rica (winter term).

    At the completion of the first year of a language, students should be able to:

    • Listen: -understand short, learned utterances and some sentence-length utterances
    • Speak:
      • express personal information by relying on learned phrases or re-combinations of these
      • manage uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations
      • ask simple questions or make statements involving learned material
    • Read: -exhibit sufficient control of the writing system to interpret written language in limited areas of practical need
    • Write: -produce material consisting of re-combinations of learned vocabulary and structures into simple sentences on familiar topics

    At the completion of the second year of a language, students should be able to:

    • Listen: -sustain comprehension over longer stretches (beyond the sentence level)
    • Speak:
      • express personal information by creating with the language
      • initiate, sustain and close a general conversation with a number of strategies
      • exhibit evidence of connected discourse, particularly for simple narration and description
    • Read: —read consistently with increased understanding simple connected texts dealing with a variety of basic and social needs
    • Write: —demonstrate most practical writing needs including simple letters, paraphrases and summaries of biographical data, work and school experiences

    Oregon public university admission requires two college terms of the first year (101-102) of a language other than English OR four semesters in high school. Graduation with a Bachelor of Arts requires the second year (201-203, or equivalent) of a language other than English.

    First Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    (Modern Language)101 5
    WR121 English Composition 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement 1
    Mathematics requirement 4-5
    Term Credits: 14-15
    Second Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    (Modern Language)102 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement 1
    Oral Communication requirement 3-4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 16-17
    Third Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    (Modern Language)103 5
    Health and Physical Education requirement 1
    Science/Math/Computer Science requirement 3-4
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Electives 3
    Term Credits: 15-17
    Fourth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    (Modern Language) 2011 4-5
    Arts & Letters requirement (other than Modern Languages) 3-4
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Term Credits: 14-18
    Fifth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    (Modern Language) 2021 4-5
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Social Science requirement 3-4
    Elective 3
    Term Credits: 14-17
    Sixth Quarter
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    (Modern Language) 2031 4-5
    Lab Science requirement 4-5
    Electives 7
    Term Credits: 15-17

    1 Modern Language includes French (first-year only), German (first-year only), Japanese, Spanish or ASL. ASL courses are 4 credits.

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