Spanish - Modern Languages: Spanish Emphasis (AA)
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Spanish - Modern Languages: Spanish Emphasis (AA)

Associate in Arts

Minimum of Minimum of 61 Credits credit hours
Students who study Spanish will learn one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. In addition to learning to understand, speak, read, and write Spanish, students will gain understanding of the cultures of the Hispanic peoples of the world, including the millions who reside in the United States. An associate degree in Modern Languages gives the student the background needed to transfer to a four-year college or university. After graduating, language students may find career opportunities in teaching, travel, broadcasting, translating, law enforcement, international business or social service. Another area of emphasis available is French.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    SPAN 1115 Elementary Spanish I 5 Major  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO Biological Science 3 Gen Ed  
    SUPP Guided Support Elective 3 Support  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    SPAN 1225 Elementary Spanish II 5 Major  
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I 3 Major  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877 OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2123 Introduction to Literature 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    SPAN 2223 Intermediate Spanish II 3 Major  
    PHYS SC Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    SUPP Guided Support Elective 3 Support  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (16 Credit Hours) Spanish: SPAN 1115; SPAN 1225; SPAN 2113; SPAN 2223

    General Education Courses: (37 Credit Hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; Humanities: Six credit hours Humanities Electives; *Sciences: Three to four credit hours Biological Science; three to four credit hours Physical Science-one of the science courses must include a lab component.; Literature: Any ENGL course 2123 or higher; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; Electives: Six credit hours General Education Electives

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (7 Credit Hours) Electives: Choose seven credit hours of electives from SPAN, GRMN, FREN, COM, ENGL, HUM, WL categories.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS SC - Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science chosen from ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, or GEOL subject areas

    SUPP - Guided Support Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Guided Support elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    ENGL 2123 - Introduction to Literature
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1213
    3CREDITS

    This course is a study of literary forms and genres, including short story, poetry, drama, and novels. Students will be introduced to literary terminology, critical theories, and a diversity of authors and literary styles. Through various assignments, written and/or oral, students will demonstrate their ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret literary forms.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Spanish

    SPAN 1115 - Elementary Spanish I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    5CREDITS

    The beginning student will acquire fundamental proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. The student will also explore important aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture.

    SPAN 1225 - Elementary Spanish II
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1115 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    5CREDITS

    A continuation of SPAN 1115. The student will demonstrate increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. The student will continue to explore significant aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture. Satisfactory completion of this course confirms that a student has demonstrated competency in a foreign language at the novice-high level according to the ACTFL scale.

    SPAN 2113 - Intermediate Spanish I
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1225 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish at the intermediate level. The student will read a variety of Spanish texts, using them as a basis for conversation and composition in Spanish and will begin a systematic review of Spanish grammar. The class is taught in Spanish.

    SPAN 2223 - Intermediate Spanish II
    Prerequisites: SPAN 2113 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    A continuation of SPAN 2113. The student will demonstrate increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish at the intermediate level. The student will read short literary texts and use them as a basis for discussions and compositions in Spanish and will complete a systematic review of Spanish grammar. The class is taught in Spanish.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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