2018-2019 Catalog

Spanish, Associate of Arts

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Approximately forty million people in the United States speak Spanish, and this is expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades. In this environment, it is increasingly useful to have some knowledge of Spanish as it will be advantageous for professional occupations. The Spanish program at Western gives students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish. As the emphasis of the program is on communication in the target language, students learn to read, write, speak, and understand spoken Spanish on a variety of everyday topics such as food, family, classes, and common daily activities. The students are also introduced to the various and diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students successfully completing the Spanish degree will be able to better communicate with millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. They will also gain an appreciation of the cultures, values, and ways of life of Hispanic people. The A.A. in Spanish prepares students to immediately begin advanced study in Spanish language, literature, and/or linguistics at the university level, or to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. In addition to many careers in teaching and translation, most companies and government agencies are looking for employees with Spanish language skills. Graduates of our program will therefore have an advantage in virtually any field of employment, and transfer students will be close to finishing a major or minor in Spanish at the university.  ​

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

APPROVED MATH COURSE

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Math Course can be fulfilled by Problem Solving (MATH 1000) or College Algebra (MATH 1400).
  • Freshman Year - Spring Semester

    SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

    4

    ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

    3

    BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

    4

    PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

    4

    APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:18

    Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved Humanities Course can be fulfilled by Latin American Studies (POLS 2250) or Film Appreciation (ENGL 2470).
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    SPAN 2030SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

    4

    POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

    3

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

    3

    APPROVED DIRECTLY RELATED ELECTIVES

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030) or Nonverbal Communication (COMM 2110).
  • Approved Humanities Course can be fulfilled by Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1200), Art History I (ART 2010), or World History to 1750 (HIST 1320).
  • Approved Directly Related Elective can be fulfilled by Introduction to Business (BADM 1000), Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRMJ 2120), or Introduction to Social Work (SOWK 2000).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    SPAN 2040SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

    4

    APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

    3

    APPROVED HUMANITIES COURSE

    3

    APPROVED SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

    3

    MAJOR AREA COURSES

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by Writing Studies (ENGL 2019) or Native American Literature (ENGL 2340).
  • Approved Humanities Course can be fulfilled World History since 1750 (HIST 1330) or Art History II (ART 2020).
  • Approved Social Science Non-Western Political Cultures (POLS 1200) or Social Psychology (PSYC 2380).

  • Total Credit Hours: 64

    Please note that a total of 64 credits are required to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree.