Spanish Language

The degree or certificate in Spanish Language provides a rigorous academic preparation in the Spanish language. Students are prepared to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in Spanish or Romance Languages, as well as Linguistics. This degree or certificate also meets the needs of those in the community who wish to gain aptitudes in foreign languages or may enter the job market in fields that may require knowledge of a foreign language such as Spanish. Students develop competency in the ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write in Spanish, while at the same time learn to think critically by analyzing works of literature and other manifestations of culture. Students must complete all required courses for a minimum of 20 units. Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate increased reading and listening comprehension of the target languages. Utilize oral and written communicative skills to produce the target languages. Demonstrate increased knowledge of the target language’s cultures.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
   SPAN 101
Beginning Spanish I 
5
SPAN 101 or equivalent  SPAN 102
Beginning Spanish II   5 

SPAN 102 or equivalent 

SPAN 102 or equivalent

SPAN 103
or
SPAN 115

Intermediate Spanish I

Spanish for the Spanish Speaking I

5
or
 5 
SPAN 103 or SPAN 115 or equivalent
SPAN 104
Intermediate Spanish II
 5
 
If 18-20 units have not been reached in the required core, select one course from the following:  
 
  ETH S 101
Latin American Cultural Experience 

 
ETH S 102
Latinos in the United States 

 
ETH S 120
Mexican-American Studies 

 
HIST 103 History of Early Latin American
  HIST 104
History of Contemporary Latin American 
  HIST 105
Twentieth Century Central America and the Caribbean
3
  HIST 113
History of Mexico 
3
   LING 101
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
3
   SPAN 124H
Honors English Translations of Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature
 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18-20
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2018 GCC Catalog 2018-2019
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records. For previous years requirements please see the catalog from that year.