Spanish

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/World-Languages

Spanish Designation

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Spanish prepares you to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish at a four-year university. In an increasingly global economy, speaking another language and understanding the culture of those communities is a vital skill. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the United States and one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. Courses in Spanish are taught as immersion and focus on high levels of interaction from day one in order to give you the greatest opportunity to learn and use the language.

With an A.A. degree in Spanish, you will reach a level that allows you to interact with cultural competence in academic and career-related situations, or for your own personal enjoyment, all in the Spanish language. This program introduces you to the study of Spanish and includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths for Spanish language degree holders include professions in medicine, dentistry, law, education, business, media, technology and public service. Careers typically require a bachelor’s degree.

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
COM 220 Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3 3
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 1,3 4
SPA 111 Spanish Language I 4 5
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
SPA 112 Spanish Language II 4 5
HIS 244 History of Latin America: GT-HI1 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1  
 Subtotal15
Third Semester
SPA 211 Spanish Language III: GT-AH4 5 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology II: GT-SS3  
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1~GT-SC2) 4
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Integrated Science II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
French Language III: GT-AH4  
French Language IV: GT-AH4  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
Art History 1900 to Present: GT-AH1  
Choose One Elective 3
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
French Language III: GT-AH4  
French Language IV: GT-AH4  
US Foreign Relations History: GT-HI1  
Interpersonal Communication  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal16
Fourth Semester
SPA 212 Spanish Language IV: GT-AH4 5 3
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Comparative Government: GT-SS1  
American Government: GT-SS1  
Human Geography: GT-SS2  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 6 3
French Language III: GT-AH4  
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Chinese Language III  
Interpersonal Communication  
Choose One Elective 6 5
French Language I  
French Language II  
American Sign Language I  
Chinese Language II  
American Sign Language II  
Chinese Language I  
 Subtotal14
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

 Guaranteed Transfer Math Course (GT-MA1): MAT 120 is recommended.

4

SPA 111 and/or 112 may be waived, based on a student’s proficiency level. Students should consult a departmental advisor at the four-year college or university.

5

Those students who have a higher proficiency level than is required for SPA 211 or 212 should substitute other Arts & Humanities courses. Heritage speakers may want to substitute SPA 261 (Grammar-Heritage Lang Speaker) and SPA 262 (Comp-Heritage Lang Speaker), if available.

6

 Suggested courses: 200-level Spanish courses; courses outside the Spanish department with content related to the Spanish-speaking world.