Liberal Arts-Spanish for Education Associate in Arts (Associate in Arts, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts

Program Description


Completion of course work in the Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree signifies that the student is broadly educated in the major divisions of higher learning: humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and fine arts. The student has acquired methods of study and habits of thought which are demonstrated by an ability to analyze problems, make appropriate value judgments, and express conclusions in cogent style. The student devotes a portion of study to in-depth concentration of one subject [Spanish for Education].

Students in the Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree should select electives to reflect both the student’s interests and the requirements of the intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the transfer guide sheets located in the University, Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States with other nations or world regions, addressing social (economic, political and cultural) issues, patterns of diversity, or aspects of inequality.
  2. Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  3. Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
  4. Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
  5. Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.
  6. Spanish for Education: Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish in reading, writing, listening, and speaking at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language’s Intermediate Mid level.
  7. Spanish for Education: Develop written and oral arguments in Spanish using research from authentic sources.
  8. Spanish for Education: Analyze cultural differences between various Spanish-speaking communities and American mainstream culture.
  9. Spanish for Education: Apply current educational theories and technological practices to a classroom setting.

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
POLS-131 and PSY-131
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
SPC-131 or HON-251
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, including one with laboratory experience, from different disciplines.
Category 7
Complete any additional General Education course to meet the 30 hour General Education requirement.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.