Associate of Arts - Spanish Emphasis

Location: RDMT 334
Phone: 775-674-7945
Fax: 775-674-4856

This degree emphasizes the study of the Spanish language structures and cultural topics with a focus on development of communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. A cultural-comparative approach will be drawn throughout the program, focusing on history and literature from Spain and Hispanic Latin American countries. The Spanish emphasis within the Associate of Arts degree program allows the TMCC Humanities department to serve those students seeking transfer into a baccalaureate program.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Read, understand, interpret and communicate spoken and/or written Spanish.
  • Identify values and cultural mores associated with Hispanic Iberian and Latin American cultures.
  • Explain and analyze the major historical challenges of Spain and Hispanic Latin American countries and appraise their popular cultures and literature.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Fundamentals of College Mathematics (or higher)
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Foreign Language0-14
First Year Spanish I
First Year Spanish II
Second Year Spanish I
Second Year Spanish II
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
Degree Requirements
SPAN 221Iberia and Its Cultures3
SPAN 222Hispanic-America and Its Culture3
SPAN/HUM 225A Cultural Perspective: Spain...New Mexico3
Elective Requirements13-27
Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Introduction to Latin American History & Culture I
Intro to Latin American History and Culture II
Select any approved university transfer course.
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.


Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Science 3 3
SPAN 111 First Year Spanish I 4
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
Humanities/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
SPAN 112 First Year Spanish II 4
Science 3 3
SPAN 221 Iberia and Its Cultures 3
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
Fine Arts 3 3
Elective 4 6
SPAN 211 Second Year Spanish I 3
SPAN 222 Hispanic-America and Its Culture 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 4 7
SPAN 212 Second Year Spanish II 3
SPAN 225
A Cultural Perspective: Spain...New Mexico (same as HUM 225)
 Semester Total13
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


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