Foreign Languages BA

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Foreign Language prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program focuses on linguistic skills, literary appreciation, and understanding people and their culture. Students are required to select a specific language (such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.) and develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in the language they select.

Learning Outcomes

BA in Foreign Language Credit Distribution

II. Area of Study: Foreign Language 33
   A. Required Courses 15
  • History of Civilization
  • Major Writers/Masterpieces of Literature
   B. Capstone 3
  • LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone

   C. Foreign Language Electives*


  • Advanced Syntax
  • Consecutive & Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Contemporary French Drama
  • Dada and Surrealism
  • French Civilization: l9th Century and 20th Century
  • French Film French Novel to l900
  • French Novel of the 20th Century
  • French Poetry
  • French Renaissance
  • Music in French Revolution
  • Napoleonic Wars: Fact and Fiction
  • Phonology
  • 17th Century (or l8th C. or l9th C. or 20th C.) Literature
  • l7th Century (or l8th C. or l9th C. or 20th C.) Theater
  • Translation
  • Women in French Literature


  • Cervantes
  • Comparative Grammar: Spanish - English
  • Contemporary Latin-American Theater
  • Evolution of Spanish Language
  • Hispanic Culture in New Jersey
  • Hispanic Mainland Literature
  • Literature of Puerto Rico and/or Cuba
  • Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature
  • Middle Ages in Spain
  • Phonology
  • Spanish-American Cultural History
  • Spanish-American Novel
  • Spanish Literature of l9th Century
  • Spanish Novel of the 20th Century
  • Theater of the Golden Age
  • 20th Century Poetry
  • 20th Century Spanish Prose Literature


  • Age of Schiller
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Drama of l9th Century and 20th Century
  • German Novel of the 20th Century
  • Goethe
  • History and Development of German Language
  • l9th Century German Realism
  • Phonology
  • Poetry
  • Prose Fiction
  • l6th Century - l8th Century Literature
  • Translation


  • Dante
  • Italian-American Novel
  • Italian Cinema
  • Italian Humanism and Renaissance
  • Italian Novel of the 20th Century
  • Italian Opera
  • Literature of the Renaissance
  • Literature of l3th & l4th Century (or l8th C. or l9th C. or 20th C.)
  • Phonology


   D. Requirements
  • Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State College are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 are required.
III. Electives 27
Total 120

*This list is a guide. Other Language courses may be appropriate for this area of study.