It is general university policy that in order to receive credit for taking a foreign language course students must take at least two semesters of the given language. Currently at AUCA foreign languages offered are Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as French, Spanish, German, all of which will be offered through the General Education Department beginning with the fall semester of 2014.
At the end of the first semester of language study, students will receive a grade + 6 credits for the language course they have completed. If, however, the student does not continue with language course for the second semester, he/she will lose 6 credits and the grade for the first semester. The grade and 6 credits will be removed from the student’s transcript and the student will not be allowed to take an overload of 6 credits in a subsequent semester unless he/she pays for that overload.
AUCA, for its part, guarantees that if the first semester of a language is offered, then the second semester will also be offered regardless of the number of students who sign up for the second semester. AUCA will strive, wherever possible, to offer a 3rd and 4th semester of the given language as well, although the availability of more advanced courses will depend on the number of students who are interested in taking them.