Welcome to the Languages Program at County College of Morris! We offer twelve languages that count towards your graduation requirements: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We do not currently offer a major in any language, but the college does offer a major in Spanish Education under the Department of Psychology and Education. For more information about this major, see the Curriculum Checksheet
link in the menu to the left, select the current year on the next page, and then “Teacher Education – Spanish Specialization”.
Each language is offered in four basic levels:
- Elementary I (no knowledge of language expected or required)
- Elementary II
- Intermediate I
- Intermediate II
In addition to these four basic levels, the Languages program may also offer the following advanced courses depending on student interest and enrollment:
- French Conversation and Literature I & II
- German Conversation and Literature I & II
- Italian Conversation and Literature I & II
- Advanced Spanish Composition
- Advanced Spanish Conversation
- Survey of Latin American Literature: Pre-Columbian to the Present
- Spanish Literature
We currently administer placement tests into Elementary Spanish II and Intermediate Spanish I. We do not offer placement tests in any other language, so if you’d like to be considered for a level of a language other than Elementary I, please visit the Languages & ESL Department for an evaluation with the Chairperson or Assistant Chairperson during office hours. In general, students who have taken three or more years of a foreign language in high school within the past two years will be advised to take the Elementary II level or higher.
We accept AP credit for Spanish, German, French, Italian, and Chinese. We also accept up to 6 credits for the CLEP test for Spanish, German and French. NOTE: the CLEP test is only for students with prior study or knowledge of these languages equivalent to an intermediate level or higher. For more information on the CLEP, see the link in the menu to the left.
All language courses fulfill the 6-credit Core Course Requirement for the Liberal Arts major.
All course descriptions for the language courses can be found in the College Catalog.