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Languages - Spanish Program

2017-2018

Description

Program provides training in the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language, and increases one’s familiarity with the Spanish language. From a vocational standpoint, the curriculum will provide a student with skills useful in translating, interpreting, teaching, linguistic or literary research, music, foreign trade, or missionary work. The major requires 26 units in Spanish, unless the student has completed two years of Spanish in high school (with a “C” average or better). In this case, the department will determine the courses necessary to complete the requirements.

Award Type Units
Associate of Arts Degree:
Spanish 26*
Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree:
Spanish 23-25

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Spanish Program will be able to:

  • Communicate in a meaningful context in Spanish.
  • Explain or analyze the nature of language through comparisons of the Spanish language and their own.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to aspects of behavior, attitudes, and customs of Spanish speaking countries.
  • Connect with the global community through study and acquisition of the Spanish language.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes

Associate of Arts Degree

Spanish

Note: Only one Spanish (SPAN) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Anthropology 103 , 107 ; Chicano Studies 135 , 138 ; Fine Art 109 , 111 ; English 220 , 221 ; Geography 102 , History 115A , 115B , 120 ; Music 109 ; Philosophy 106 , Vietnamese 201.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
SPAN 101 First course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish or 5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish or 5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
SPAN 210 Conversation and Composition Spanish I 3
SPAN 211 Conversation and Composition Spanish II 3
Total Units = 26

Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer Degree

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related major in the California State university (CSU) system. It is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students who complete this degree and transfer to a participating CSU campus will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. It may not be appropriate preparation for students transferring to a CSU campus that does not accept the degree.

Note: Students who plan to complete this degree should consult a counselor and visit www.assist.org for additional information about participating CSU campuses as well as university admission, degree and transfer requirements.

Award Notes

The following is required for all AA-T/AS-T degrees:
  • 1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
  • a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
  • b. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • 2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Electives, as needed, to meet the 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units required for the degree.

Program Goals:

The purpose of this Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree is to offer an organized course of study that will prepare students intending to major in Spanish at the California State University.

Program Emphasis:

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree emphasizes preparation for the major in Spanish at the California State University.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
SPAN 101 First course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish or 5
SPAN 215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish or 5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
Category A: Select one of the following courses (3 units):
SPAN 210 Conversation and Composition Spanish I 3
SPAN 211 Conversation and Composition Spanish II 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 202 Fourth Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French 5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPA 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 202 Fourth Course in Japanese 5
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
ENGL 105 Composition and Literature 3
ENGL 205 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition 3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy 3
Total Units = 23-25

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.