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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Spanish
Major: 8129
Effective Term: 2021 Fall   
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 16.0905
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Instructional Council: Languages (29)

Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1124.00 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
27-3091.00 Interpreters and Translators


Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Spanish provides the first two years of a four year curriculum for the student who plans to transfer to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Academic Certificates (AC) in Language Studies and in Spanish Language and Culture are also available.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Ask and answer questions, give instructions and commands, and maintain conversations in the past, present, and future. (SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
2. Demonstrate comprehension of authentic written and oral passages that include detailed descriptions and narrations in the past, present, and future. (SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA111, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
3. Employ the writing process to provide detailed descriptions and narrations in the past, present, and future. (SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
4. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate information, including authentic cultural products. (SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
5. Apply knowledge of cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations to settings where the target language is used. (ENG213, SLC201, SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [SB])
6. Compare and contrast target cultures and the students` native culture(s). (ENG213, SLC201, SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [SB])
7. Use linguistic concepts to describe basic differences and commonalities of various languages. (ENG213, SLC201, SPA101, SPA102, SPA103, SPA104, SPA201, SPA202, (COM), (CRE), [HU])
Required Courses
+ ENG213 Introduction to the Study of Language (3) OR
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics (3) 3

SPA101 Elementary Spanish I (4) OR
+ SPA103 Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers I (4)
AND
+ SPA102 Elementary Spanish II (4) OR
+ SPA104 Elementary Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (4)
OR
+ SPA111 Fundamentals of Spanish (4)
OR
Proficiency through SPA102 level as indicated by assessment (0) 0-8

+ SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I (4) OR
Proficiency as indicated by assessment (0) 0-4

+ SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II (4) OR
Proficiency as indicated by assessment (0) 0-4
Credits: 3-19

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.