Program Overview

The Spanish department offers classes at a variety of levels, from beginner to literature. There are classes for students of Spanish as a foreign language, as well as classes specifically designed for native Spanish speakers. In addition to improving students' linguistic abilities, all courses include discussion of aspects of the culture of Spanish speakers.

The ability to speak another language is an important advantage in today's world. In particular, given the demographics in California, knowledge of Spanish is a plus in many occupations and may be a requirement for certain positions.

Requirements

AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements Complete Core Courses, 8 to 9 units*
* For native speakers of Spanish: complete Core Courses, 8 units Units
SPAN 150 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4 units
SPAN 152 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4 units
* For non-native speakers of Spanish: complete Core Courses, 9 units Units
SPAN 131 Intermediate Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 132 Intermediate Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following: Units
DRAM 160 Latin American Theatre 3 units
ENGL 200 Introduction to Linguistics: A Survey of Language 3 units
OR
LING 200 Introduction to Linguistics: A Survey of Language 3 units
HIST 246 History of Latinos in the U.S. 3 units
OR
HIST 422 Modern Latin America 3 units
LIT. 371 Mexican-American Literature 3 units
OR
LIT. 372 Myth and Folklore of La Raza 3 units
OR
LIT. 373 Latin American Literature in Translation 3 units
MUS. 240 Music of the Americas 3 units
PLSC 320 Latin American Politics 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
OR
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 units
AND
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
OR
SPAN 121 Advanced Elementary Spanish I 3 units
AND
SPAN 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 145 Spanish Conversation through Film 3 units
SPAN 150 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4 units
SPAN 152 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4 units
SPAN 162 Latino Literature II 3 units
Any language other than ENGL or SPAN 3 - 10 units
Total Required Major Units: 20 - 21

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.