What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

World Languages Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 770-274-5193

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

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese are offered in the traditional classroom format.  Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili are offered using the Critical Languages/Self-Instructional Format.  For more information on our Critical Languages Program, contact Ann Sarnat (asarnat@gsu.edu) 678-891-3544.

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.

* Only Spanish may take all classes online.

Students should consult with their advisors to confirm the availability of online courses and find out about any requirements or additional costs that may be associated with those courses.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

World Languages Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 770-274-5193

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

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese are offered in the traditional classroom format.  Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili are offered using the Critical Languages/Self-Instructional Format.  For more information on our Critical Languages Program, contact Ann Sarnat (asarnat@gsu.edu) 678-891-3544.

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.

* Only Spanish may take all classes online.

Students should consult with their advisors to confirm the availability of online courses and find out about any requirements or additional costs that may be associated with those courses.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

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 potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9088 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)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. World language of focus through the 2002 level a (3-9)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • Additional world language of focus courses (3-6)
    • A second language (3-6) (Recommended for students seeking to teach world languages)
    • Select from the following courses:
      • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3)
      • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3)
      • AH 1700 History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3)
      • AH 1750 History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
      • AH 1850 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
      • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
      • ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
      • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
      • AL 2101 or FORL 2101 Introduction to Language (3)
      • AL 2102 or FORL 2102 Languages of the World (3)
      • ART 1301 Art, Society, and Culture (3)
      • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
      • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
      • ENGL 2110 World Literature (3)
      • ENGL 2120 British Literature (3)
      • ENGL 2130 American Literature (3)
      • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
      • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3)
      • HIST 1112 Survey of World History since 1500 (3)
      • MUA 1930 Music, Society, and Culture (3)
      • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
      • POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science (3)
      • RELS 2001 Introduction to World Religions (3)
      • THEA 1301 Theatre Appreciation (3)
  • 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)
    • CHIN 1002 – CHIN 2002 (9)
    • JAPN 1002 – JAPN 2002 (9)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3)
    • ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II (3)
    • ANTH 2020 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

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):
    • ITAL 1002 – ITAL 2002 (9)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
    • FLME 1010 Film Aesthetics and Analysis (3)
    • FLME 2700 History of the Motion Pictures (3)
    • AH 1700 History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3)
    • AH 1750 History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
    • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3)
    • HIST 1112 Survey of World History since 1500 (3)
    • POLS 2101 Introduction to Political Science (3)
    • 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 in language courses through the 2002 level or higher (9)
  2. Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • AH 1700 History of Western Art I: Prehistoric through Medieval Art (3)
    • AH 1750 History of Western Art II: The Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
    • AH 1850 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
    • ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • ANTH 2010 Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
    • GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
    • HIST 1111 Survey of World History to 1500 (3)
    • RELS 2001 Introduction to World Religions (3)

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Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Rick Robinson
World Languages Assistant Chair
Dunwoody, D-1303
rrobinson28@gsu.edu
770-274-5193

Ann Sarnat
Critical Languages Coordinator
Clarkston and Dunwoody Campuses, A-1112
asarnat@gsu.edu
678-891-3544

Karen Williams-Jones
Assistant Chair
On-line
kwilliamsjones@gsu.edu
678-891-3200

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