Spanish, Associate of Arts Degree Major
The Spanish major helps develop advanced proficiency in Spanish and provides students with intercultural sophistication to function comfortably and effectively in a Spanish-speaking environment. This major covers several of the aspects of written (grammar, word usage) and spoken (pronunciation and conversational style) Spanish that students will need to work toward fluency. Proficiency in Spanish can open up careers in international trade and politics or in helping other language communities in your area to receive full access to services and opportunities. Jobs open to language degree holders involve either interpretation (the spoken word) or translation (written documents).
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate appropriate level written and spoken fluency in the language.
- Demonstrate understanding and respect for the cultural and global diversity in the Spanish-speaking countries.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below:
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses.
Requirements for the Major
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|SPAN C180||Elementary Spanish 1||5|
|or SPAN C180A|
& SPAN C180B
| Elementary Spanish 1A|
and Elementary Spanish 1B
|SPAN C185||Elementary Spanish 2||5|
|or SPAN C185A|
& SPAN C185B
| Elementary Spanish 2A|
and Elementary Spanish 2B
|SPAN C280||Intermediate Spanish 1||4|
|SPAN C285||Intermediate Spanish 2||4|
|Subtotal for Major||18|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||18|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|