Academic Catalogs

Spanish, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner code: 2_AA_SPAN
Control number: 18423
Financial aid: Eligible 

 

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of World Languages, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and World Languages speakers’ culture and apply it to communicate orally, using appropriate pronunciation on designated topics in public and in interpersonal situations.
  2. Integrate grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and culture to communicate in writing.
  3. Apply, clearly and effectively, vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to synthesize, analyze, evaluate, and derive meaning of implicit and explicit written materials.
  4. Apply knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to accurately recognize and comprehend spoken messages in World Languages.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

(See GWC website for the most up-to-date information on Associate Degree Requirements.)

  1. Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
    1. Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
    2. Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
    3. Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
  2. Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
  3. Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
  4. 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
  5. At least 12 units completed at GWC.

Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.

Course Title Units
Major Course Listing
Select one of the following options:18-20
Option 1:
SPAN G180Elementary Spanish 15
SPAN G185Elementary Spanish 25
SPAN G280Intermediate Spanish 14
SPAN G285Intermediate Spanish 24
Option 2:
SPAN G160Spanish for Spanish Speakers 14
SPAN G185Elementary Spanish 25
SPAN G280Intermediate Spanish 14
SPAN G285Intermediate Spanish 24
SPAN G200Mexican Culture and Civilization3
Major Total18-20
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general course maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, completion of short-term certificates, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. However, this may not be an appropriate path for all students.  The two-year sequence is based on English and Math placement and meeting other course prerequisites. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
SPAN G180Elementary Spanish 14-5
or SPAN G160 Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
ENGL G100Freshman Composition ^4
Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development or Area A: English Language, Area B: Natural Sciences, Area C: Arts & Humanities, Area D: Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Units11-12
Course Title Units
Semester 2
SPAN G185Elementary Spanish 25
Area C: Arts & Humanities course3
Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of Algebra 2 in High School with a "C" or better):
MATH G030Intermediate Algebra4
MATH G040Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra5
MATH G080Pre-Statistics5
If Math competency is satisfied, take Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Units14-16

Year 2:

Course Title Units
Semester 3
SPAN G280Intermediate Spanish 14
Area B: Natural Sciences course3
Area D: Social & Behavioral Sciences course3
Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Cultural Diversity requirement #3
Units16
Course Title Units
Semester 4
SPAN G285Intermediate Spanish 24
SPAN G200Mexican Culture and Civilization (required for AA if SPAN G160 was taken)3
Elective coursework to reach a minimum of 60 units9-15
Units16-22
Total minimum units required60