Spanish

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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PPCC’s foreign language programs are built around the standards put forth by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). ACTFL establishes a framework guiding the standards of foreign language study. When you study Spanish, you will communicate with others in Spanish, both in and out of the classroom. You will learn about and experience other cultures, make connections between your target language and other disciplines, make comparisons between your native culture/language and the target language and culture; and become active in communities of the language you are learning. The AA degree with designation in Spanish includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA degree) in Spanish or any other discipline. An AA degree with designation in Spanish may be a good beginning to any four-year degree as it is a valuable enhancement to any Bachelor’s degree program. All four-year universities in Colorado now have a minimum foreign language requirement as part of admission. Foreign language study is compatible with all other disciplines, especially law enforcement, health professions, education, social and behavioral sciences, business, journalism and art history.

Students considering a major in a foreign language should be aware that first-year language courses do not count toward credit-hour requirements for a major or minor in most four-year institutions.

Students may follow the degree with designation in Spanish or transfer guide in Spanish to a particular four-year college/university. Consult your Faculty Advisor to assist you in determining the best pathway for you. Please note that the degree tracks in Spanish for the Professions and Spanish with Secondary Teaching Licensure have different requirements and are not included in this agreement.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways Mathematics course (MA1)

GT-MA1:

MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 204, MAT 215, MAT 261*, MAT 265

Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours

SPA 211

Spanish Language III: AH4

3

SPA 212

Spanish Language IV: AH4

3

One (1) additional gtPathways Arts and Humanities courses from (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4). Students with a higher proficiency level than is required for SPA 211 or SPA 212 should substitute other Arts and Humanities courses.

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215

GT-AH2:

HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

History

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways History course (HI1)

HIS 244

History of Latin America: HI1

3

or

 

 

Another gtPathways History course (HI1) focusing on the Spanish-speaking world (non-U.S.) or another gtPathways non-U.S. History course.

(3)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

GT-SS1:

AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250*, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225*, WST 240*, WST 249*

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2), including at least one (1) lab course.

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

GT-SC2:

AST 155, BIO 103, BIO 116*, ENV 110, GEY 108, SCI 105*

Additional Required Courses

Thirteen (13) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

SPA 111

Spanish Language I

5

SPA 112

Spanish Language II

5

Electives

Thirteen (13) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list. Suggested courses include 200-level Spanish courses; courses outside the Foreign Language department with content related to the Spanish-speaking world.

Total Credit Hours

60