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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 major, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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
- 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.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
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|
|SPAN 3||Intermediate Spanish-Part One||4.00|
|SPAN 4||Intermediate Spanish-Part 2||4.00|
|Spanish Major Restricted Electives - complete 9.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:|
|ANTHRO 30||Anthropology of Globalization||3.00|
|ANTHRO 31||Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture||3.00|
|ENGL 25||Introduction to Language Study||3.00|
|ENGL 33||Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature||3.00|
|HIST 8.1||History of Latin America from Pre-Columbian to 1830||3.00|
|HIST 8.2||History of Latin America from 1830 to Present||3.00|
|HIST 21||Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture||3.00|
|HIST 26||History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present||3.00|
|HIST 33||History of Mexico||3.00|
|INTDIS 4||Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean||3.00|
|SPAN 1||Elementary Spanish-Part 1||4.00|
|SPAN 2||Elementary Spanish-Part 2||4.00|
|SPAN 50A||Conversation for Beginners-Part 1||3.00|
|SPAN 50B||Conversation for Beginners-Part 2||3.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
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.
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.