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What Is World Languages?

The study of World Languages enables you to communicate in languages other than English to gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures and to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Foreign language skills enable students to communicate in a global and culturally diverse society.

Why Study World Languages?

Studying world languages enhances your contribution as a member of the global marketplace. Whatever career you choose, your success will depend on your ability to communicate in culturally diverse environments. The ability to speak another language is an asset in business, medical fields and service occupations. Combining a world language degree with a degree in another field expands a student’s potential for success.

Perimeter College offers the widest range of world language courses of any associate degree-granting college in the Southeast.

Offerings include:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French *
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish *
  • Swahili

Set Your Own Pace: Are you self-motivated? If you are, ask about the Perimeter College Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP). SILP students independently study texts, audiotapes/CDs and other media in preparation for regular tutorial practice sessions with a native speaker of the language.

See the World: There’s a world of opportunities available through Perimeter College and the University System of Georgia Study Abroad programs. Japan, Morocco, Russia, Greece, England, Germany, Chile–you decide.

* Majoring in Spanish or Business Concentration – only Spanish and French may take all classes online

Proficiency in a world language can be an advantage if you’re seeking employment in fields such as:

  • Advertising
  • Civil service/diplomacy
  • Health services
  • Immigration/neutralism
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Sports promotion
  • Translation/interpretation
  • Travel services
For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics - For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

1988 World Languages Pathways

Program Offered:
  • Associate of Arts, Pathway – World Languages
  • Associate of Arts, Pathway – World Languages with Business and Economics
Associate of Arts, Pathway – World Languages
Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)
Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)
  1. World language of focus through the 2002 level a (3-9 Credit Hours)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • Additional world language of focus courses (3-6 Credit Hours)
    • A second language (3-6 Credit Hours) (Recommended for students seeking to teach world languages)
    • Select from the following courses:
      • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
      • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
      • AH 1700 History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3 Credit Hours)
      • AH 1750 History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3 Credit Hours)
      • AH 1850 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3 Credit Hours)
      • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
      • ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
      • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
      • ART 1301 Art, Society, and Culture
      • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
      • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
      • ENGL 2110 World Literature (3 Credit Hours)
      • ENGL 2120 British Literature (3 Credit Hours)
      • ENGL 2130 American Literature (3 Credit Hours)
      • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3 Credit Hours)
      • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
      • HIST 1112 Survey of World History since 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
      • HIST 2500
      • MUA 1930 Music, Society, and Culture (3 Credit Hours)
      • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
      • POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science (3 Credit Hours)
      • RELS 2001 Introduction to World Religions (3 Credit Hours)
      • THEA 1301 Theatre Appreciation (3 Credit Hours)
  • Students who plan to pursue a B.A. degree from the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia State University-Atlanta should be aware that these degrees are offered in French, German and Spanish and should pick the language which corresponds with the B.A. degree sought.
  • The World Languages Department at Perimeter College strongly encourages students who plan to pursue a career in teaching languages to select a second language.
  • A student may not receive credit for any 1001-level world languages course if the student has had two years of that language in high school.
Asian Studies Recommendations: Area recommendations for students who plan to pursue the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree at Georgia State University-Atlanta with a concentration in Asian Studies:
  1. World Language: Choose either Japanese or Chinese (9 Credit Hours)
    • CHIN 1002 – CHIN 2002 (9 Credit Hours)
    • JAPN 1002 – JAPN 2002 (9 Credit Hours)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3 Credit Hours)
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
    • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)
Italian Studies Recommendations: Area requirements for students who plan to pursue the B.I.S. degree at GSU-Atlanta with a concentration in Italian Studies.
  1. World Language (9 Credit Hours):
    • ITAL 1002 – ITAL 2002 (9 Credit Hours)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Credit Hours)
    • [ FLME 1010] Film Aesthetics and Analysis (3 Credit Hours)
    • [FLME 2700] History of the Motion Pictures (3 Credit Hours)
    • AH 1700 History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3 Credit Hours)
    • AH 1750 History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 1112 Survey of World History since 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
    • POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science (3 Credit Hours)
    • Any world language in another language
    • Any 1000- or 2000-level world language in another language
Middle East Studies Recommendations: Area requirements for students who plan to pursue the B.I.S. degree at GSU-Atlanta with a concentration in Middle East Studies
  1. World language: competency in Arabic or Hebrew (if brought to Perimeter College) in language courses through the 2002 level or higher (9 Credit Hours)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • AH 1700 History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3 Credit Hours)
    • AH 1750 History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3 Credit Hours)
    • AH 1850 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3 Credit Hours)
    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
    • ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3 Credit Hours)
    • RELS 2001 Introduction to World Religions (3 Credit Hours)

Associate of Arts, Pathway – World Languages with Business and Economics Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours) Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)
  1. World language 2001 and 2002 or higher in student’s language of focus (6 Credit Hours)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • Additional courses in the world language of focus (3-6 Credit Hours)*
    • A second language (3-6 Credit Hours)
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3 Credit Hours)
    • BUSA 2106 The Legal and Ethical Environment for Business (3 Credit Hours)
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credit Hours)*
    • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credit Hours)*
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3 Credit Hours)*
* Recommended for students seeking to pursue the IEML (International Economics and Modern Languages) B.A. degree at GSU-Atlanta. IEML students should choose Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Chinese as the language of focus (students focusing in Spanish must complete SPAN 2203).
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