Spanish, AA



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I

Basic Spanish language skills in listening speaking reading and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the beginner level.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture/guided drill and two hours of lab each week.
ENGL 1301 English Composition I

Intensive study of and practice in writing processes from invention and researching to drafting revising and editing both individually and collaboratively. Emphasis on effective rhetorical choices including audience purpose arrangement and style. Focus on writing the academic essay as a vehicle for learning communicating and critical analysis.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

English Composition I is a prerequisite for all 2000-level literature courses.

HIST 1301 United States History I

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of the pre-Columbian colonial revolutionary early national slavery and sectionalism and the Civil War/Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration and creation of the federal government.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics

Intended for Non-STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) majors. Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic financial mathematics probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense proportional reasoning estimation technology and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

Total Credit Hours
14

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II

Continued development of basic Spanish language skills in listening speaking reading and writing within a cultural framework. Students will acquire the vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to communicate and comprehend at the higher beginner to low intermediate level.

Credit hours
4 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture/guided drill and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

SPAN 1411 or approval of instructor.

ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

Intensive study of and practice in professional settings. Focus on the types of documents necessary to make decisions and take action on the job such as proposals reports instructions policies and procedures email messages letters and descriptions of products and services. Practice individual and collaborative processes involved in the creation of ethical and efficient documents.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
HIST 1302 United States History II

A survey of the social political economic cultural and intellectual history of the United States from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization immigration world wars the Great Depression Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture religion civil and human rights technological change economic change immigration and migration urbanization and suburbanization the expansion of the federal government and the study of U.S. foreign policy.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

Application of communication theory and practice to the public speaking context with emphasis on audience analysis speaker delivery ethics of communication cultural diversity and speech organizational techniques to develop students' speaking abilities.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Eligibility to enroll in INRW 0302 

Total Credit Hours
13

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
GOVT 2305 Federal Government

Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution structure and powers of the national government including the legislative executive and judicial branches federalism political participation the national election process public policy civil liberties and civil rights.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Origin and development of the Texas Constitution structure and powers of state and local government federalism and inter-governmental relations political participation the election process public policy and the political culture of Texas.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
6

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I

The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening speaking reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension appreciation and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

SPAN 1412 or approval of instructor.

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

Understanding music through the study of cultural periods major composers and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

COMM 1307 Introduction to Mass Communications

This is a freshman course in the development of the mass media in America with emphasis on newspapers magazines radio and television; brief study of the historical development of the mass media; social economic and cultural responsibilities of the mass media.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
HIST 2321 World Civilizations I

A survey of the social political economical cultural religious and intellectual history of the world from the emergence of human cultures through the 15th century. The course examines major cultural regions of the world in Africa the Americas Asia Europe and Oceania and their global interactions over time. Themes include the emergence of early societies the rise of civilizations the development of political and legal systems religion and philosophy economic systems and trans-regional networks of exchange. The course emphasizes the development interaction and impact of global exchange.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Choose 1 Science Course
Total Credit Hours
15

Year 2 Semester 2
Spring
SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II

The consolidation of skills acquired at the introductory level. Further development of proficiency in listening speaking reading and writing. Emphasis on comprehension appreciation and interpretation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

SPAN 2311 or approval of instructor.

Choose 1 Science Course
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy

A study of major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics in philosophy may include theories of reality theories of knowledge theories of value and their practical applications.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week
HUMA 1302 Introduction to Humanities II

A survey of Western European-American culture from the 17th through the 20th centuries focusing on representative works of art  literature music and philosophy. Exploration of the relationship between individual values and those of various societies past and present in their historical context. Participation in selected cultural events in art music and theatre. HUMA 1301 and 1302 need not be taken in sequence either courses meets the Humanities three-hour degree requirement.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
12


Total Program Hours
60



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Spanish is growing in importance in all of Texas. Thousands of native Spanish speakers now live, work and play in this region. Dynamic instruction and practice in the use of this powerful romance language are the foundation of foreign language studies at NTCC. The college offers courses to students new to foreign language acquisition as well as those who wish to continue studies initiated in high school. NTCC also offers advanced courses that challenge native Spanish speakers.


Recommended High School Endorsement
Arts and Humanities

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:


TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES:

Texas A&M University - Commerce
University of Texas - Tyler
Texas Tech