An Associate in Arts (AA) degree in Spanish prepares students for transfer to a university with a major in Spanish or a closely related major of which Spanish is an integral part. Spanish majors should consult the transfer guides and bachelor’s degree requirements of the university they plan to attend to determine the inclusion of 100 and 200 level courses as part of the major.
Graduates of the Spanish program will successfully complete the following learning outcomes:
- Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
- Interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
- State information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
- Express an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied
- Integrate learned knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
- Collect information and identify the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures
- Compare the nature of the Spanish language with English
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own
- Use the language both within and beyond the school setting
- Illustrate evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
Degree(s) / Certificates(s)
|Spanish - A.A. Transfer Degree||-|
Successful completion of this program may lead to a variety of employment opportunities, most of which require continued higher education at the university level. Below are examples of related occupations and annual mean wages in Arizona according to a May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Instruct individual students or small groups of students in academic subjects to support formal class instruction or to prepare students for standardized or admissions tests.
|Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in basic education, literacy, or English as a Second Language classes, or in classes for earning a high school equivalency credential.
|Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language or translate written text from one language into another.
|Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
|Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
|Earl Smith II||Professor of English As A Second Language||(928) 344-7523||Earl.Smith@azwestern.edu|