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Spanish (AA) World Languages Total Units: 18
Term Effective: Fall 2023


A student completing the Spanish major will have a solid background in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending Spanish and will have developed both an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. The student will be prepared for upper division coursework in Spanish at a four-year university or, should he/she pursue other fields of study, will have achieved a level of competence in Spanish that will both enhance job performance and increase marketability in professions where knowledge of Spanish is either necessary or advantageous.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Converse in Spanish with native speakers of Spanish on a full range of topics, including but not limited to, personal and family lives, school or work related topics, current events, historical, political and cultural perspectives with effective use of grammar and comprehensible pronunciation;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of authentic texts in Spanish on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to, newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, letters, poems, essays by identifying and explaining the key points and themes both orally and in writing;
  3. Write cogent essays or term papers in grammatically correct Spanish formulating and developing ideas on a full range of topics, including but not limited to, history, culture, literary analysis and current events;
  4. Demonstrate cultural awareness and appreciation of the Spanish & Spanish American experience by examining, identifying and analyzing the values, attitudes and traditions that characterize such experience; and
  5. Succeed in upper division Spanish coursework at a four-year university and/or function in a professional setting where the use of Spanish is an asset.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Spanish (AA) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Spanish Major Requirements
    • Spanish Major Restricted Electives
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Spanish Major Requirements - complete 8.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
SPAN 3Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 41Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers4.00
SPAN 4Intermediate Spanish-Part 24.00
Spanish Major Restricted Electives - complete 9.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 30Anthropology of Globalization3.00
ANTHRO 31Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
ENGL 25Introduction to Language Study3.00
ENGL 33Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
HIST 8.1History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 18303.00
HIST 8.2History of Latin America from 1830 to Present3.00
HIST 21Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
HIST 26History of Chicanx and Latinx from 1848 to present3.00
HIST 33History of Mexico3.00
HUMAN 23Culture and Values in Latin America and The Caribbean3.00
SPAN 1Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 2Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 40Introductory Spanish for Spanish Speakers4.00
SPAN 50AConversation for Beginners-Part 13.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2023

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Spanish - effective Fall 2020
Spanish - effective Fall 2018
Spanish - effective Fall 2017
Spanish - effective Fall 2016
Spanish - effective Fall 2014
Spanish - effective Fall 2012
Spanish - effective Summer 2010
Spanish - effective Fall 2003
Spanish - effective Fall 2002

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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