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Spanish (AA) World Languages Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Fall 2003


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:
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 16.00 units
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish-Part One4.00
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish - Part 24.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish-Part 14.00
SPAN 8 Conversational Spanish2.00
SPAN 58 High Intermediate Conversation2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 4.00 units from the following:
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish-Part 24.00
SPAN 2S Elementary Spanish4.00
Spanish Major Restricted Electives - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 31 Mesoamerican Origins of Latino Culture3.00
BMG 78.96 Business Spanish1.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts & Literature3.00
ENGL 44.1 European Literature from the Ancient through the Renaissance3.00
HIST 33 History of Mexico3.00
HIST 8.1 The Americas3.00
HIST 8.2 The Americas3.00
SPAN 50A Conversation for Beginners - Part I0.50-3.00
SPAN 50B Conversation for Beginners - Part II3.00
SPAN 50C Intermediate Conversation3.00
SPAN 55 Spanish Intensive Workshop1.00-4.00
SPAN 58 High Intermediate Conversation2.00
SPAN 70 Beginning Spanish for Health Occupations3.00
SPAN 71 Spanish for Law Enforcement0.50-3.00
SPAN 8 Conversational Spanish2.00
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 Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2003

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.

Term Inactive: Summer 2010

Previous Versions:

Spanish - effective Fall 2002

Program Requirements Notes:

Students who begin with Spanish 2 at SRJC follow with Span. 3,4,8 and 58.

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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