Program Description

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Spanish Option
The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers, and businessmen, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school. The Spanish Option offers a greater degree of specialization.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the Spanish Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Understand, speak, read, and write appropriate level discourse in Spanish on a range of salient topics, demonstrating control and understanding of syntax and grammar.
  2. Read historical, anthropological, philosophical, and literary texts critically and evaluate the works of key Hispanic writers and their place in world history and culture.
  3. Reflect on Hispanic culture and history by referencing literary movements that shaped the Spanish-speaking world as well as the pertinent issues raised by revered Hispanic writers.
  4. Perform research and produce well-written, well supported papers about the Spanish-speaking world.
  5. Analyze, compare and contrast several practices and products of Hispanic societies to those of the United States and/or other cultures, using a variety of sources and points of view.

Curriculum Coordinator: Dr. Alexander Lamazares

For additional information, including program requirements, please click the following link: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Spanish Option Associate in Art

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