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  Sep 26, 2023
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Language, Philosophy and Culture

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Dr. Amy Whitworth, Chairperson
OC 119B, 210-486-0253

World Languages

Marta Montemayor, Coordinator
OC 133, 210-486-0969

The World Language Program provides instruction in a context that heightens students’ awareness, understanding, and appreciation of foreign cultures while developing their ability to communicate orally and in writing in a variety of foreign languages.  The department strives to equip students with language skills that will enhance employment opportunities and allow them to interact and function more effectively in an increasingly diverse and global society.

Courses are offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish.  Students planning to transfer language courses numbered 1300, 1310, 1311 or 1312 to a university should consult the registrar’s office of the senior institution regarding the transferability of these courses before enrolling in them.

Beginning language courses are offered in a variety of formats.  The 1300, 1310 and some 1311, 1312 (labeled “beginning conversational…”) courses focus on conversation, and may be transferred to a university as electives rather than a language credit.  Students planning to transfer foreign language courses in these series should consult the registrar’s office of the senior institution before enrolling in the courses to assure that the credits will be accepted.

The 1311, 1312, 1411, 1412, 2311 and 2312 foreign language courses that are not labeled conversational are designed to transfer to universities as language credit and allow for a full range of placement and proficiency.  Additionally, the 2311 and 2312 fulfill partial requirement for Humanities at San Antonio College.

English as a Second Language (in the Center for English Language Learning at San Antonio College - CELL @ SAC)

John Trilling, Coordinator
OC 129, 210-486-0970

The English as a Second Language Program in the Center for English Language Learning at San Antonio College (CELL @ SAC) offers intensive 8-week classes.  The program consists of credit English as a Second Language for Academics (ESLA) and non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.  In addition, upon completion of the ESLA/ESL sequence, students register for intensive English for Academic purposes (ENGA) class to prepare to transition to college-level classes.  There are four levels of ESLA/ESL and each level contains a course in (1) listening and speaking, (2) writing, (3) grammar and (4) reading.  The ENGA courses are only credit classes.  They include (1) grammar and writing and (2) reading and vocabulary.  All new ESLA/ESL and ENGA students are placed in the program based on their scores on the department placement test.  International students with F-1 Visas register for credit (ESLA and ENGA) classes, while residents may register for credit (ESLA and ENGA) or non-credit (ESL) classes.


Dr. Amy Whitworth, Coordinator
OC 119B, 210-486-0253

The Philosophy Department offers a wide range of courses in both the history and systems of philosophy. These courses are designed to provide the student with knowledge of the  most important philosophical schools of thought and with the issues that constitute the discipline of philosophy. A major objective of every course in philosophy is to enhance the critical and analytical thinking skills of the student.

All college-level philosophy courses may be taken without any college-level prerequisites. Philosophy majors should consult with department faculty regarding courses best suited to fit their degree plans.

San Antonio College offers an opportunity to study religion from the perspective of several disciplines. These courses include PHIL 1304, Introduction to World Religions and PHIL 2321, Philosophy of Religion.

Courses are offered in philosophy.

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Language, Philosophy and Culture


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