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.
|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|
|LING 200||Introduction to Linguistics: A Survey of Language||3 units|
|HIST 246||History of Latinos in the U.S.||3 units|
|HIST 422||Modern Latin America||3 units|
|LIT. 371||Mexican-American Literature||3 units|
|LIT. 372||Myth and Folklore of La Raza||3 units|
|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|
|SPAN 111||Elementary Spanish I||3 units|
|SPAN 112||Elementary Spanish II||3 units|
|SPAN 120||Advanced Elementary Spanish||5 units|
|SPAN 121||Advanced Elementary Spanish I||3 units|
|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|
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.