Most four-year colleges and universities require one or two years of a foreign language for a bachelor’s degree in arts and
sciences. The foreign language program at Odessa College can satisfy the needs of most students whose prospective
major requires a foreign language. Students should consult carefully the catalog of the senior college or university they
plan to attend.
Many students who major in foreign languages become language teachers. Others use their foreign language
capabilities in law, business, sales, foreign service, travel for professional reasons or for pleasure, politics, social work,
elementary education and sociability. For still other students, their language skill becomes a springboard to more alert
citizenship through increased understanding of and interest in the world at large.
In the classroom, concentration is on the immediate and practical. The courses consist of vocabulary and other drills
most needed for communication, with ample opportunity for students to practice speaking the language.