The Spanish degree program includes four semesters of the study of Spanish, one of the world’s most influential languages and the fastest growing language in California. It provides students with the communication skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing, and prepares them to enter the workforce in many industries where knowledge of Spanish is valuable and imperative. In addition, it highlights the linguistic, literary, artistic, cultural, and historical contributions of the Spanish speaking world. Courses in this degree program meet the language requirements at many four-year universities, as well as general education and transfer requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Converse and write in Spanish at the intermediate level with effective use of grammar, vocabulary, comprehensible pronunciation, and syntax on a range of topics such as personal and family lives, school or work, and current events.
- Read and understand authentic texts in Spanish such as letters, essays, newspaper articles, poems, and/or short stories.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the linguistic, literary, and cultural contributions of the Spanish speaking world.
Associate in Arts Degree Major Requirements
|SPAN 1||Elementary Spanish I||5|
|or SPAN 1S||Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers I|
|SPAN 2||Elementary Spanish II||5|
|or SPAN 2S||Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers II|
|SPAN 3||Intermediate Spanish I||5|
|or SPAN 3S||Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I|
|SPAN 4||Intermediate Spanish II||5|
|or SPAN 4S||Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II|
|Restricted Major Electives|
|Select at least a minimum of 9 units from the following:||9|
|Introduction to Teaching and Education|
|Education Service Learning Lab|
|Critical Thinking and Public Education|
|Mexican-American Art in American Culture|
|Introduction to Race and Ethnicity|
|Sociology of Latinos and Latinas|
|Latinos in American Government|
|History of Mexico|
|Literature of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Spanish for the Professions|
|Spanish Through Film|
|Spanish Composition and Conversation|
|Intro to Translation and Interpretation: Spanish/English|
|Medical Interpretation English-Spanish|
|Intermediate Spanish Conversation I|
|Intermediate Spanish Conversation II|
|TOTAL MAJOR UNITS||29|
|Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.