Students will gain a broad-based appreciation of the culture, history, literature, and art of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will complete course work leading to a proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills at the intermediate level according to the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. The importance of study abroad will be shared with students. All students planning to obtain an A.A. degree in Spanish must meet with a full-time instructor in the department to establish an individual plan during the first quarter of study.
The Spanish degree is designed to give students a basic understanding of the Spanish language, and to facilitate and promote placement of intermediate proficiency-level Spanish speakers into California's bilingual workplace.
Courses are also offered in the following languages:
Program Learning Outcomes
• Demonstrate awareness, cultural sensitivity and appreciation of different cultures, traditions, and languages
• Create simple questions and statements from the beginning-elementary level to the intermediate-high level in languages other than English
• Recognize and internalize the importance of communicating in multiple languages in a global society
• Communicate effectively in the four modalities of listening, reading, writing and speaking in the indicative and subjunctive tenses with reference to the past, present and future
• Demonstrate appreciation, understanding and awareness of different Spanish-speaking cultures, peoples, values and traditions
• Recognize and internalize the importance of being able to communicate with native Spanish speakers in social, educational and business settings