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Award Type: Associate in Arts

As the world becomes increasingly smaller, knowledge of foreign languages expands in importance. Spanish is a very useful language in education, health, social services, business and other fields where contact with the public takes place. The focus of the program is on language; however, students also gain historical, economic and cultural insights into the Hispanic world.

The graduate of the Associate in Arts in Spanish will:

  • Be independent language learners and have core competencies in grammar and vocabulary, reading, writing, oral and listening skills, and develop a cultural awareness to achieve their personal, vocational and academic goals.

Program Requirements

A major of 18 units is required for the associate in arts degree. Required core courses (10 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I 5.0
SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II 5.0

Plus a minimum of 8 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 102 Freshman Composition Literature 3.0
FRCH 101 Elementary French I 5.0
FRCH 102 Elementary French II 5.0
SPAN 105 Advanced Composition and Grammar 5.0
SPAN 111 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 2.0
SPAN 112 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3.0

Recommended electives:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 105 Art History of Mexico 3.0
ASL 120 American Sign Language 1 3.0
ASL 121 American Sign Language 2 3.0
BUS 140 Survey of International Business 3.0
BUS 141 Global Economics 3.0
ECON 141 Global Economics 3.0
GBST 141 Global Economics 3.0
DANC 140 Beginning Folklorico 2.0
DANC 142 Intermediate Folklorico 0.5
ECS 116 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3.0
ECS 117 Teaching the Hispanic Child 3.0
ENGL 130 American Literature to 1865 3.0
ENGL 133 Modern Fiction 3.0
ENGL 148 Hispanic Literature in Translation 3.0
FILM 103 Contemporary Latin American Film 3.0
HIST 120 History of the Mexican-American 3.0
POLS 104 Introduction to International Relations 3.0
SPCH 101 Public Speaking 3.0
SOC 122 Sociology of the Hispanic Culture 3.0
ENGL 148 Hispanic Literature in Translation 3.0

General Education Requirements

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