Spanish Concentration

Associate of Arts

The Language and Cultural Studies Field of Study is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop and enhance their practical communication skills and cross-cultural understanding that will provide them the foundational coursework required for careers in languages and cultural studies.

Furthermore, the field of study will focus on integrating language, culture and literature to help students gain an international perspective for living and working in today’s global society.

Students declaring a field of study in Languages and Cultural Studies may choose courses in one or both of the following concentrations: Spanish and American Sign Language.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
SPAN 1411Beginning Spanish I for Non-Spanish Speakers 13-4
or SPAN 2313 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I
SPAN 1412Beginning Spanish II for Non-Spanish Speakers 13-4
or SPAN 2315 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I 13
or HUMA 2323 World Cultures
SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II 13
or ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature
SPAN 2389Academic Cooperative3
Select one of the following: 23
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Introduction to Humanities I - Western
American Minority Studies
World Cultures
Introduction to the Teaching Profession
World Literature
Introduction to Forms of Literature
Mexican-American Literature
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 3,442
Total Credit Hours60-62
1

Students who take SPAN 2313 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I & SPAN 2315 Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II cannot take SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I & SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

2

Courses from this list cannot duplicate courses from previous block.

3

In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the field of study requirements.

4

Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPAN 2313
Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers I
or Beginning Spanish I for Non-Spanish Speakers
3-4
 Credit Hours9-10
Second Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
SPAN 2315
Spanish for Native/Heritage Speakers II
or Beginning Spanish II for Non-Spanish Speakers
3-4
 Credit Hours12-13
Third Semester
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
 Credit Hours9
Fourth Semester
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
SPAN 2311
Intermediate Spanish I
or World Cultures
3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
SPAN 2312
Intermediate Spanish II
or Mexican-American Literature
3
SPAN 2389 Academic Cooperative 3
Elective - Field of Study 3
Select one of the following:
 
Introduction to Philosophy  
Introduction to Logic  
Introduction to Ethics  
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy  
Introduction to Humanities I - Western  
American Minority Studies  
World Cultures  
Introduction to the Teaching Profession  
World Literature  
Introduction to Forms of Literature  
Mexican-American Literature  
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60-62 Credit Hours