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Italian Language
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Not only a hub of industry and trade, Italy is also one of the top five vacation destinations in the world. Italian is the language of popes, poets, artists, and entrepreneurs. Beautiful and useful, Italian is also one of the languages that the Foreign Service Institute ranks as easy to learn for native English speakers.

Program Highlights
  • Develop competencies and familiarity with the basic Italian language
  • Gain knowledge of Italian traditions, customs, history, and culture
  • Understand how to function appropriately and effectively in Italy
Required Courses

Core Courses (12 credits)


  • (3 Credits, ITAL 111)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 112)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 211)
    or Italian Area Studies course

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 212)
    or Italian Area Studies course

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in Italian culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics

Some examples follow:

  • Any ITAL course(s)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 333)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 141)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 217F)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 317K)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Foreign Language
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in foreign language area studies will help you develop intermediate foreign language skills and related cultural knowledge in a variety of personal and professional settings.

If you have previous experience in the foreign language you wish to study, contact your academic advisor or languages@umgc.edu about a placement test.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Arabic

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, ARAB 111)

  • (3 Credits, ARAB 112)

  • (3 Credits, ARAB 114)

  • (3 Credits, ARAB 115)
Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)
  • Choose from:

    • (3 Credits, ARAB 333)
    • Any ARAB course and any approved courses in Arabic and Middle Eastern culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics (Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)
Elective (1 credit)
  • Any course related to interests and goals

German

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 111)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 112)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 211)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 212)
Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)
  • Choose from:

    • (3 Credits, GERM 311)

    • (3 Credits, GERM 312)

    • (3 Credits, GERM 314)

    • (3 Credits, GERM 333)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 141)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 142)

    • (1 - 3 Credits, HIST 217)J
    • Any approved courses in German culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics (Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)
Elective (1 credit)
  • Any course related to interests and goals

Italian

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 111)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 112)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 211)

  • (3 Credits, ITAL 212)
Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)
  • Choose from:

    • (3 Credits, HIST 141)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 142)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 321)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 337)
    • Any approved courses in Italian culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics (Contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)
Elective (1 credit)
  • Any course related to interests and goals

Spanish

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, SPAN 111)

  • (3 Credits, SPAN 112)

  • (3 Credits, SPAN 211)

  • (3 Credits, SPAN 212)
Related Area Studies Courses (12 credits)
  • Choose from:

    • (3 Credits, HIST 141)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 142)

    • (3 Credits, HIST 337)
    • Any approved courses in Spanish culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics (contact your academic advisor for additional approved courses)
Elective (1 credit)
  • Any course related to interests and goals
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Humanities
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Like other liberal arts majors, a major in humanities offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further study. This major will broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world and provide a perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage while offering tools to use that knowledge in the real world.

You'll explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and the physical world.

Program Highlights
  • Plan, communicate, and implement coherent and justifiable practices that improve human conditions
  • Analyze ideas critically and defend recommendations for improving the conditions of society
  • Act in a personally and socially responsible manner, recognizing the complexity and diversity of the human experience
  • Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate information that educates and influences others
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210)
    or any level MUSC course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372)
    or any upper-level ARTH course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304)
    or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351)
    or any upper-level HUMN course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349)
    or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406)
    or any upper-level ENGL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in humanities requires 46 credits in minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills that are applicable to careers in fields as varied as education, publishing, journalism, advertising, sales, law, management, human resources, and insurance and at institutions such as museums and other nonprofit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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