Modern Languages Pre-major

Department Chair: Marguerite Solari, 847-376-7012 or

The following Pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the Department Chair or Program Coordinator. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success for part-time Pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester One (Fall)Hours
EGL 101 Composition I 3
Select one Beginning I (101) Language course: 4
Beginning Arabic I  
Beginning Chinese I  
Beginning French I  
Beginning German I  
Beginning Hebrew I  
Beginning Hindi I  
Beginning Italian I  
Beginning Japanese I  
Beginning Korean I  
Beginning Polish I  
Beginning Russian I  
Beginning Spanish I  
Beginning Urdu I  
MAT 125
General Education Mathematics
or Elementary Statistics
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 1  
World Regional Geography 1  
History Of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations 1  
International Relations 1  
Semester Two (Spring)
EGL 102 Composition II 3
Select one Beginning II (102) Language course: 4
Beginning Arabic II  
Beginning Chinese II  
Beginning French II  
Beginning German II  
Beginning Hebrew II  
Beginning Hindi II  
Beginning Italian II  
Beginning Japanese II  
Beginning Korean II  
Beginning Polish II  
Beginning Russian II  
Beginning Spanish II  
Beginning Urdu II  
Select one Physical or Life science course with lab: 4
Introduction to Life Science  
Introduction to Environmental Science 1  
Introductory Chemistry  
Elements of Chemistry  
Introduction to Earth Science  
Physical Geology  
Historical Geology  
HUM 161
Global Cinema 1
or Music Literature And History
Semester Three (Summer)
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
Select one Conversational (105) Language course: 3
Conversational Arabic  
Conversational Chinese  
Conversational French  
Conversational German  
Conversational Hebrew  
Conversational Italian  
Conversational Japanese  
Conversational Korean  
Conversational Polish  
Conversational Russian  
Conversational Spanish  
Note: Conversational Hindi (HIN) and Urdu (URD) are not offered  
Second Year
Semester One (Fall)
Select one Intermediate I (201) Language course: 4
Intermediate Arabic I  
Intermediate Chinese I  
Intermediate French I  
Intermediate German I  
Intermediate Hebrew I  
Intermediate Hindi I  
Intermediate Italian I  
Intermediate Japanese I  
Intermediate Korean I  
Intermediate Polish I  
Intermediate Russian I  
Intermediate Spanish I  
Intermediate Urdu I  
Select one Physical or Life Science course without lab: 3
Plants and Society  
Introduction To Weather And Climate  
Physical Geography  
A Survey Of Oceanography  
Environmental Geology  
Select one of the following: 3
History Of The Islamic Middle East In Modern Times 1  
American Government  
Introduction to Global Studies 1  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Global Literature 1  
Western Culture and the Arts: Renaissance through the 20th Century  
Introduction to World Music 1  
Asian Philosophy 1  
Modern and Contemporary Philosophy  
Semester Two (Spring)
ART 114 Art History: Art of the Non-Western World 1 3
PHL 205 World Religions 1 3
Select one Intermediate II (2021) Language course: 4
Intermediate Arabic II  
Intermediate Chinese II  
Intermediate French II  
Intermediate German II  
Intermediate Hebrew II  
Intermediate Italian II  
Intermediate Japanese II  
Intermediate Korean II  
Intermediate Polish II  
Intermediate Russian II  
Intermediate Spanish II  
Note: Intermediate II Hindi (HIN) and Urdu (URD) are not offered  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction To Sociology  
Social Problems 2  
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity  
Introduction To Ethnic Studies  
 Total Hours60

Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. For degree requirements see Associate in Arts (A.A.).