Associate in Arts Pathway for Spanish

This is a typical course schedule for a student planning to complete the AA degree within two years, then transfer and major in Special Education. See your ECC Academic Advisor to obtain specific requirements as course requirements vary by transfer institution.

Courses marked with * have additional prerequisites

Fall Semester 1 (14+ Credit Hours)

  • ENG 101, English Composition (3)
  • Math- Gen Ed (3-5)
  • BIO 108, Biology for Contemporary Society (4) - (recommended)
  • 1SPN 101, Elementary Spanish I (4)

Spring Semester 2 ( 16+ Credit Hours)

  • ENG 102, English Composition II (3)
  • 1SPN 102, Elementary Spanish II (4)
  • Fine Arts, Gen Ed (3)
  • Humanities, Gen Ed (3)
  • Physical Science, Gen Ed (3-5)

Fall Semester 3 (12-13 Credit Hours)

  • CMS 101, Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • 1SPN 201, Intermediate Spanish I (4)
  • 2Elective (3-4)
  • 2Elective (3-4)
  • 2Elective (3-4)

Spring Semester 4 (12-14+ Credit Hours)

  • 1SPN 202, Intermediate Spanish II (4)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities, Gen Ed (3-4)
  • Behavioral Science, Gen Ed (3)
  • 2Elective (3-4)

1&2 Degree requirements vary by the transfer institution, often schools cap the number of Spanish transfer courses students can apply to their degree requirements. Plan to discuss your transfer options early with your academic advisor.

2 Possible electives include- SPN 211 Conversational Spanish; SPN 251 & 252 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I & II; SPN 261 Spanish Conversation Composition; SPN 262 Spanish Composition Conv; SPN 271 Latin American Civilization; SPN 275 Introduction to Spanish Literature; SPN 281 Topics in Spanish.

3 Spanish Education Majors transfer plan may also include SPN 241 & 242 Spanish for Teachers I & II;

4 Students that took more than 2 years of Spanish in High School or that grew up in a Spanish-speaking household to take the Spanish Placement test. If these students are placed in SPN 102 or 201, they could take more intermediate-advanced Spanish courses that could be more beneficial for them.

Communications, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Behavioral Science are ideal courses to enroll in during the Summer semester to lighten credit course load during Spring and Fall semesters.

  • ECC & many transfer institutions require a Diversity and/or a Multicultural (Human Relations) course as a graduation requirement. Courses that fulfill this requirement at ECC include options in Humanities, Fine Arts, Behavioral Science and Social Science. See your academic advisor or view Associate in Arts or Associate in Science details in the ECC catalog to view options.
  • This plan is a sample pathway, the only way to secure an accurate education plan to the school of your preference is to meet with an academic advisor in B120.

Majoring in Spanish?

A sample of majors that are related to, or strengthened by including Spanish?

  • Anthropology
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science + Linguistics
  • Counseling (Graduate)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • European (Spanish) History
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Pre-Law
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Teacher Education
  • Spanish & Portuguese Studies
  • Sociology

What careers are involved, or are related to Spanish?

Transfer students would pursue the Associate in Arts at ECC and develop their unique education plan with your academic advisor.

Students interested in Spanish and a sample of related careers requiring an AAS degree or VS/BVS certificate at ECC can pursue the following:

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