This Associate in Arts in Spanish degree provides a comprehensive foundation in the Spanish language and culture. The degree ensures the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills and an informed appreciation of Spanish speaking cultures. This program offers lower-division preparation for students who plan on transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Students planning to transfer and/or earn this associate degree may also need to complete additional requirements or electives required by the transfer institution as many have unique admissions and preparation-for-the-major requirements. Students should meet with a counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written plan for their targeted university. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
Demonstrate Comprehensive knowledge of Spanish vocabulary.
Use proficient conversational skills in Spanish.
Read and write in Spanish.
Demonstrate knowledge of the history, politics, literature and arts of the Hispanic speaking countries.
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
Associate in Arts Degree
Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.