Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
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French, AA with Designation

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Additional information available on the Foreign Languages Department website.

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PPCC’s world language programs are built around the standards put forth by The American Council on the Teaching of World Languages (ACTFL). ACTFL establishes a framework guiding the standards of world language study. When you study French, you will communicate with others in French, both in and out of the classroom. You will learn about and experience other cultures, make connections between your target language and other disciplines, make comparisons between your native culture/language and the target language and culture; and become active in communities of the language you are learning. The AA degree with designation in French includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA degree) in French or any other discipline. An AA degree with designation in French may be a good beginning to any four-year degree as it is a valuable enhancement to any Bachelor’s degree program. All four-year universities in Colorado now have a minimum world language requirement as part of admission. World language study is compatible with all other disciplines, especially law enforcement, health professions, education, social and behavioral sciences, business, journalism and art history.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the French program, students should be able to:

  • Develop a central message
  • Employ language that enhances the presentation
  • Incorporate language that is appropriate to the audience
  • Demonstrate performance skills, (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) to share content with or present to a particular audience for a specific occasion and purpose (execute delivery)

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours


Three (3) credit hours.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three (3) credit hours.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours.

Additional Required Courses

Ten (10) credit hours

FRE 111  and/or FRE 112  may be waived, based on a student’s proficiency level.

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

  • FRE 111 - French Language I 5 Credit Hours
  • FRE 112 - French Language II 5 Credit Hours


Nineteen (19) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study . Suggested courses include 200-level French courses and courses outside the World Language department with content relating to the French-speaking world.

PLEASE NOTE: it is recommended, but not required, that a student take either COM 115  or COM 125 .

Total Credit Hours: 60

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