Maria Villagomez

AA Degree in Spanish

espana                       AA Degree Major in Spanish                       mexico


Program Description

The purpose of this program is for students to learn Spanish as a first or second language so they can communicate successfully with the Spanish-speaking world, and understand and appreciate the Hispanic cultures.

 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

1.  Communicate orally and in writing in Spanish in real life situations.

2. Read and comprehend Spanish at levels commensurate with those of students seeking a degree in Spanish.

3. Understand the Hispanic cultures, through the study of their history, literature, arts, contributions of prominent figures, and foreign travel.

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Some job possibilities for the Spanish Major

*International Business Personnel * Trade and Commerce * Export/Import * Interpreter/Translator * Banking Representative * Buyer/Sales Representative * Foreign/Diplomatic Service * Personnel * Travel Industry * Media Personnel/Foreign Correspondent * Public Relations * Immigration/Customs *U.S. Information Agency * Peace Corps * *Language/Literature Teacher / Professor (K-12 and College and University level) * Bilingual/Foreign Secretary * Foreign Publications/Textbook Editor * Research Assistant * Bilingual: Counselor, Social Worker, Civil Service, Law Enforcement Officer, Medical/Health Worker, IRS/Franchise Tax Board, Court Interpreter

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Please Note: All students planning to obtain an A.A. Degree in Spanish must meet with a full-time instructor in the department to establish the appropriate emphasis. In addition to the General Education Requirements as stated in the College Catalogue, the student must complete a total of 19-24 units distributed among Sections 1 and 2 as stated below.

 

EMPHASIS FOR NON-HERITAGE SPEAKERS OF SPANISH

1. Required courses for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish (20 to 21 units)

  • Spanish 120 ( 5 units) or Spanish 110 (3 units) and Spanish 111 (3 units)
  • Spanish 121 (5 units)
  • Spanish 240 or 280 (5 units)
  • Spanish 241 or 281 (5 units)

2. Electives for Non-Heritage Speakers of Spanish (3 units)

  • Spanish 130, 131, 260 or 261 (3 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the summer through our Spanish Study Abroad Program.
  • Spanish 282 (3 units) *You MUST register early for this course. Offered ONLY in the Fall and in the summer through our Spanish study abroad program.
  • Anthropology 121 (3 units)
  • Anthropology 200 (3 units) 
  • Anthropology 131 (3 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Spring. You MUST register early for this course.
  • History 142 (3 units) *Generally ONLY offered EVERY OTHER Fall semester. You MUST register early for this course.

Total units: 20 -24 units

**Please note: Due to budget cuts and to the priority of core transfer courses, some of these courses might NOT be offered EVERY year.

EMPHASIS FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

1. Required courses for Heritage Speakers (13 units)

  • Spanish 280 (5 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Fall. You MUST register early for this course.
  • Spanish 281 (5 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Spring. You MUST register early for this course.
  • Spanish 282 (3 units)  *You MUST register early for this course. Offered ONLY in the Fall and in the summer through our Spanish study abroad program.

2. Electives for Heritage Speakers (6 units) Please select two from the list below.

  • Anthropology 131 (3 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Spring. You MUST register early for this course.
  • Humanities 125 (3 units)
  • Anthropology 121 (3 units)
  • Spanish 130, 131, 260 or 261 (3 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the summer through our Spanish Study Abroad Program.
  • English 123 (3 units) *Few sections offered.
  • French 120 (5 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Fall.
  • French 121 (5 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Spring.
  • Italian 120 (5 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Fall.
  • Italian 121 (5 units) *Generally ONLY offered in the Spring.
  • History 142 (3 units) *Generally ONLY offered EVERY OTHER YEAR. You MUST register early for this course.

 

Total units: 19 units

**Please note: Due to budget cuts and to the priority of core transfer courses, some of these courses might NOT be offered EVERY year. Please plan your schedules accordingly.