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    Feb 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog: September 2019 Edition 
2019-2020 Catalog: September 2019 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Spanish, AA

The ability to understand, speak, read and write in another language is increasingly important as global interaction expands.  The Spanish curriculum includes courses appropriate for a general liberal arts education and for the major in Spanish.

Completion of Spanish courses will assist students in meeting their career, transfer and life-long learning goals and prepare them to interact with Spanish-speaking communities. Additionally, students who complete the Spanish program will gain valuable insights into the process of language learning, empowering them to pursue future language study.  The study of Spanish is relevant to student’s lives today and provides them with skills needed to communicate effectively as global citizens.  Extra-curricular cultural events enhance student understanding of language and culture.

Upon completion of the Spanish Program, students will be able to interpret native spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and formats and use grammar effectively to communicate with native speakers. In addition, students will also be able to read and interpret written material of at least six paragraphs in length and write a clear and accurate, four-paragraph essay in Spanish, in a variety of contexts.

Total Units Required: 23

Students who have completed equivalent courses or who have acquired fluency may substitute a second foreign language.

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transfering at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .