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Modern Languages Department

​​​At Santiago Canyon College, the Modern Language's mission is to offer quality language experiences to expand awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and other worldviews through languages learning. In addition to providing timely university transfer courses, the department offers an Associate in Arts in Modern Languages, an Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer, an American Sign Language Certificate of Achievement as well as community services learning activities.​

Associate of Arts for Transfer: Spanish (32045)

 ​Learning Outcome(s) 

Upon successful completion of the major requirements for this degree, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of the cultural perspectives and mores of Spanish speakers through the analysis and proper application of grammatical structures, appropriate vocabulary, idiomatic expressions to communicate orally and in writing in the target language.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Spanish language through the synthesis, analysis and evaluation of the target language to derive meaning of implicit and explicit written material and spoken messages in authentic cultural context.

Spanish Program Courses

Major Requirements (Option 1)​Units
*If student places out of any of the courses mentioned in Option 1, student will need to take additional courses from LIST A to fulfill the unit requirement.

SPAN 101/101H: Elementary Spanish I (5)
SPAN 101A: Elementary Spanish IA (2.5)
SPAN 101B: Elementary Spanish IB (2.5)



SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I5
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II5


Major Requirements (Option 2: Native Speaker)​Units
In addition to the required core courses for Option 2, student will need to take additional courses from LIST A to fulfill the 23-25 unit requirement for this major​.
SPAN 110: Spanish for Spanish Speakers 15
SPAN 111: Spanish for Spanish Speakers 25
Select one (1) course from the following (List A):3
ANTH 100/100H: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ETHN​ 130: Introduction to Chicano Studies3
COMM 120/120H: Introduction to Intercultural Communication3
ENGL 246: Survey of Chicano Literature3
ETHN 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
GEOG 100/100H: World Regional Geography3
HIST 124: Mexican-American History in the United States3
FREN 101: Elementary French 15
ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I5
SOC 100/100H: Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 220: Introduction to Gender and Sexualities3
SPAN 194: Beginning Conversational Spanish3
SPAN 195A: Advanced Conversational Spanish3
SPAN 195B: Advanced Conversational Spanish3
SPA​N 213: College Spanish Composition3

Please contact any of our department faculty for more information about the department.​

Lourdes Fajardo 

(714) 628-4938
Office Location: H-214​