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    May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Spanish, AA

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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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Interpret a passage of native spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Read and interpret written material in Spanish of at least four paragraphs in length.
  • Write a four-paragraph essay in Spanish, clearly and accurately, in a variety of contexts.

Complete one of the following courses:

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 transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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