The Languages, Literature and Humanities Department offers an Associate of Arts Degree, with a Spanish concentration. This program is designed for students looking to acquire the Spanish proficiency necessary for a career which emphasizes the value of diverse cultures and recognizes the importance of communication.
Spanish is widely spoken in the US and other countries, so Spanish speakers are necessary and valued in a variety of areas, from customer service and hospitality roles to health care and education. In fact, anyone that is likely to encounter Spanish speakers while at work will benefit from knowledge of the Spanish language.
Completion of this course prepares students for transferring to a four-year college program and completing a Spanish major, which could eventually lead to work as a translator, or a Spanish speaking business or marketing career.
The general education core for this degree complies with guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).
REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
General Education Requirements
ENG 160 Composition I
ENG 162 Composition II (4)
ENG 165 Speech
MAT 200 Finite Mathematics OR MAT 225** Introductory Statistics
BIO 102 Human Biology OR BIO 108 Anatomy and Physiology I
CHM 115 Basic Chemistry OR PHY 103 Earth Science
HUM 204 Music Appreciation OR HUM 205 History and Appreciation of Art
PHI 220 Ethics OR any unduplicated Humanities or Fine Arts course
SPA 222 The Hispanic-American Experience through Literature
HIS 105 Survey of U.S. History from 1865 to Present OR HIS 104 Survey of U.S. History to 1865 OR PSC 103 American Government and Politics
PSY 101 General Psychology
PSY 210* Child Psychology OR SOC 101 ** Introduction to Sociology
*Required for Early Childhood Education.
**Required for the Social Work degree and highly recommended for Addiction Studies.
Concentration #6: Spanish
SPA 201 Grammar and Composition for Bilinguals
SPA 202 Advanced Composition
SPA 250 Hispanic American Literature/Contemporary Fiction