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Modern Languages - Spanish

The Spanish Program offers beginning classes for Spanish speakers, and for non-Spanish speakers.

Spanish 101 is the Spanish class for beginners, and it is designed for non-Spanish speakers. Spanish 102 is the continuation level. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Spanish 111 is the beginning class for Spanish speakers. This beginning class, conducted primarily in Spanish, is designed for students already able to understand and speak the language. Spanish 112 is the continuation level. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Spanish 201 is the third Spanish level, and its requisite is either Spanish 102 or Spanish 112. This course, conducted primarily in Spanish, provides a review and in-depth study of grammatical concepts. Reading and interpretation of literary works by Hispanic writers and guided and original compositions are included. This course will further develop the appreciation of cultural diversity. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Spanish 202 is the fourth Spanish level. This course, conducted primarily in Spanish, provides a review and in-depth study of grammatical concepts. Reading and interpretation of literary works by Latin American and Spanish writers, and guided and original compositions are included. This course provides further practice in the discussion and presentation of current cultural topics through literature. This class will further develop the appreciation of cultural diversity and is recommended for all Spanish majors. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

SPAN 245 Intro Chicano/Mexican American Culture. This course is a study of the culture of the Chicano/Mexican American student. It analyzes the family, religious institutions, contributions, advancements, and problems of the Chicano/Chicana in the United States and aids students in achieving self-identification and understanding their relationship to their own community. This course, conducted in English, develops insight into the special nature of Chicano/Chicana culture for those outside that culture. It is open to all Spanish speaking and non-Spanish speaking students. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Transfer Major Requirements: Common lower division major preparation for California State University:

Spanish 101 or 111 5 units
Spanish 102 or 112 5 units
Spanish 201 5 units
Spanish 202 4 units

Associate in Arts Degree Requirements:
(1) Meet the above requirements as listed for a state university, (2) complete the A.A. Degree General Education requirements, and (3) take electives to achieve a minimum of 60 units.

Fulltime Spanish Faculty: Our offices are located in the Liberal Arts building (LA), and in the Santa Barbara building (SB). Click on the faculty members' names for links to their websites.

Professor: Carlos Arce
Office: SB # 10
Tel: (562) 860-2451 ext. 2834
E-Mail: arce@cerritos.edu

Professor: Froylan Cabuto, Chair Modern Language Department
Office: LA -N
Tel: (562) 860-2451 ext. 2825
E-Mail: fcabuto@cerritos.edu

Professor: Niurka Medina-Valín
Office: LA-B
Tel: (562) 860-2451 ext. 2811
E-Mail: nmedinavalin@cerritos.edu

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