Spanish for Non-Heritage Speakers: AA Degree
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. The student is highly encouraged to meet with a full-time member of the Spanish Department to determine the appropriate emphasis for this degree.
Bilingual: Teacher, Professor, Transcriber, Sales Representative, Customer Service Representative, Online Web Publisher, Medical/Health Worker, Realtor, IRS/Franchise Tax Board, Social Services-Caseworker, Community Outreach Services, Human Resource Specialist. In Business: International Relations Consultant, International Business Personnel, Foreign Exchange Trader, Publishing Specialist, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Publications/Textbook Editor, Research Assistant, Importer/Exporter, Translator/Interpreter, International Account Manager, International Banking Officer, Airlines Personnel, Public Relations. In Culture/Tourism: Cultural Events Coordinator, Travel Agent, Translator/Interpreter, Guide. In Government: National Security Agent, Immigration Officer, Court Interpreter, UNESCO Official, Peace Corps, Translator/Interpreter, FBI Agent, Foreign Diplomat Missionary, Foreign Service Officer.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Communicate orally and in writing in Spanish in real life situations.
- Read and comprehend Spanish at levels commensurate with those of students seeking a degree in Spanish
Understand the Hispanic cultures, through the study of their history, literature, arts, contributions of prominent figures, and foreign travel.
|Required Core Courses (20-21 units)|
|SPAN-120||Elementary Spanish I||5-6|
| Elementary Spanish I (Part A)|
and Elementary Spanish I (Part B)
|SPAN-121||Elementary Spanish II||5|
|SPAN-240||Intermediate Spanish I||5|
|SPAN-241||Intermediate Spanish II||5|
|Required Electives (3 units)|
|Complete 1 course from the following:||3|
|First Semester Spoken Spanish|
|Second Semester Spoken Spanish|
|Introduction to Hispanic Literature|
|First Semester American Sign Language|
|Second-Semester American Sign Language|
|First Semester French|
|Second Semester French|
|First Semester Italian|
|Second Semester Italian|
|Elementary Japanese I|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking About Literature|
|History of Modern Latin America|
To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.