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Languages Division

Language courses allow students to be competent in a foreign language in order to succeed personally and professional through increased awareness of worldviews, languages, and cultures.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the language, customs, and culture of an additional language.
  2. Develop critical thinking skills in order to analyze the human condition of speakers of other languages.
  3. Recognize that language skills allow students to be able to communicate in new ways.
Distribution of Courses (2 Courses/6 Credit Hours):
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ARAB 100 Elementary Arabic I 3
ARAB 105 Elementary Arabic II 3
ARAB 200 Intermediate Arabic I 3
ARAB 205 Intermediate Arabic II 3
ARAB 250 Conversational Arabic I 3
ARAB 300 Advanced Arabic I 3
ARAB 305 Advanced Arabic II 3
CHIN 100 Elementary Chinese I 3
CHIN 105 Elementary Chinese II 3
CHIN 200 Intermediate Chinese I 3
CHIN 205 Intermediate Chinese II 3
CHIN 250 Conversational Chinese I 3
CHIN 300 Advanced Chinese I 3
CHIN 305 Advanced Chinese II 3
FREN 100 Elementary French I 3
FREN 105 Elementary French II 3
FREN 200 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 205 Intermediate French II 3
FREN 250 Conversational French I 3
FREN 300 Advanced French I 3
FREN 305 Advanced French II 3
SPAN 100 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 105 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 200 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 205 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 250 Conversational Spanish I 3
SPAN 300 Advanced Spanish I 3
SPAN 305 Advanced Spanish II 3

*Transfer credits may be awarded for college level foreign language courses that students wish to transfer in from accredited institutions, even if they are not offered by VIU.