Academic Catalog

Spanish

Program Description

Spanish is the language of the majority of Western hemisphere countries and is also the fastest growing language in California. For those planning to work in the health industry, education, law or public service, knowledge of Spanish is an invaluable asset. A degree in Spanish is an excellent way to expand career opportunities.

Learn more about the program on the Spanish website.

Associate Degree for Transfer

This program also offers an Associate Degree for Transfer. Learn more and review the degree requirements on the Spanish AA-T listing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to communicate with native speakers of Spanish, using the appropriate language for any given situation.
  • The student will, by presenting research, demonstrate knowledge of Hispanic society, culture, and politics.

Award Type(s)

  • AA = Associate in Arts Degree

Units Required

  • Major: 27-30

Associate Degree Requirements

English Proficiency
Select one of the following:
ENGL 1ACOMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1AHHONORS COMPOSITION & READING5
ENGL 1S
ENGL 1T
INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
and INTEGRATED COMPOSITION & READING
8
or equivalent
Mathematics Proficiency
Select one of the following:
MATH 105INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA5
MATH 180QUANTITATIVE REASONING5
or any MATH course approved for Foothill GE Area V, Communication & Analytical Thinking

A minimum of 90 units is required1 to include:

  • Completion of one of the following general education patterns: Foothill General Education, CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
  • Core courses (15-30 units)
  • Support courses (0-12 units)


Note: All courses pertaining to the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition, a grade of "C" or better is required for all core and support courses used for the degree.

Core and Support Courses

Core Courses
SPAN 1ELEMENTARY SPANISH I 15
SPAN 2ELEMENTARY SPANISH II 15
SPAN 3ELEMENTARY SPANISH III 15
SPAN 4INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I5
SPAN 5INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II5
SPAN 6INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III5
Support Courses
For students waived out of SPAN 1, SPAN 2, SPAN 3, select 12 units from the following: 2
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION I
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION II
ADVANCED CONVERSATION I
ADVANCED CONVERSATION II
ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING I
ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING II
Total Units30