Associate in Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement - AA-DTA Pathway for Spanish
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In today’s globally connected world, employers seek professionals who have the international perspective, knowledge and skills to work effectively across borders, cultures and languages. Between the years of 2010 and 2015, the number of American employers reporting that they depend upon a bilingual workforce more than doubled – learning to communicate in another language will help prepare you to meet this fast-growing demand. Whether you want to work in the U.S. or abroad, learning a language makes you more competitive in the job market, regardless of your career path.
Through the study of language and culture, you will develop your critical thinking and decision-making skills, intercultural understanding, and global awareness.
AA-DTA Program Learning Outcomes
Communication Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Create, organize, present, and adapt effective verbal and nonverbal messages to diverse audiences in diverse contexts
2. Explain the active listening process and the skills necessary to understand verbal and nonverbal information
3. Demonstrate the ability to critically think: summarize, interpret, and evaluate written discourse
4. Write clear, well-focused and well-organized papers using documentation
5. Select and integrate textual evidence within academic essays
6. Create expository essays using traditional academic forms and standards
7. Appropriately use college-level language skills, i.e., grammar and punctuation
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Recognize a problem and identify the information required to solve it
2. Develop and apply appropriate algebraic models (e.g. numerical, graphical and symbolic) to obtain a solution to the problem
3. Explain the process of reasoning used to arrive at the solution
Humanities Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate, in writing or verbally, awareness that different contexts and/or world views produce different human creations
2. Identify and explain diverse cultural customs, beliefs, traditions, and lifestyles
3. Identify ideologies, practices and contributions that persons of diverse backgrounds bring to our multicultural world
4. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position
Social Sciences Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Describe the methods used for conducting research within the various disciplines of the social sciences
2. Evaluate the credibility of information regarding topics within the social sciences and differentiate between information derived from empirical sources and information derived from opinion, folklore, and/or emotions
3. Identify the impact of social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and/or religious factors on behavior
4. Express increased engagement and confidence in the ability to apply course material for the purpose of improving self, relationships, community, society, and/or the world
Math and Science Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Select, use, or develop an appropriate model including numerical, graphical, or symbolic representations
2. Use evidence or sound reasoning to justify a position or draw conclusions using appropriate terminology and symbolism
3. Demonstrate laboratory skills including making qualitative and quantitative observations about natural systems
4. Ascertain and critically evaluate the interrelationships within complex systems
Health Distribution Area Outcomes:
1. Our students will be able to develop an appreciation of physical activity as a lifelong pursuit and means to better health.
2. Our students will be able to recognize the physical and mental benefits of increased activity.
3. Our students will be able to examine the effects of nutrition, rest and other lifestyle factors that contribute to better health.
4. Our students will be able to demonstrate motor skill performance of various physical activities.
5. Our students will be able to define the various health components of fitness and determine the lifestyle factors for development of physical fitness and training strategies.
6. Our students will be able to identify common health and fitness myths and trends involved with the evolving nature of physical education.
7. Our students will be able to utilize physical activity as a tool to manage stress.
Associate in Arts (AA) is the community college degree designed to transfer to most bachelor's of arts degrees at all public and many private Washington four-year institutions. A candidate for the AA-DTA degree must complete 90 quarter credits in academic courses numbered 100 and above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet specific distribution requirements.
Math placement is required for this program. If your math placement is below MATH& 107, you’ll need to take the following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 48 → MATH 87 → MATH 88 → MATH& 107
English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into: AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101 → ENGL& 102
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Associate in Arts
Total Program Credits: 90
Erika majored in Spanish and minored in Race and Culture Studies at EWU. She then pursued her graduate work at WSU where her interests revolved around interdisciplinary research, providing new insights into the ways Latin American writers and filmmakers expressed themselves while under dictatorial and patriarchal conditions. She continues to be interested in exploring healthcare injustices in modern novels.
Her current projects are centered around providing better strategies for instructing native and heritage speakers along with their non-native counterparts in dual-pathway classes.
She is a dedicated and reliable instructor for introductory, intermediate, and conversation classes in Spanish, fostering a positive learning environment for students from a variety of backgrounds.
Outside of teaching her amazing students at SCC, she has a photography business. She also loves writing and travel, and she enjoys exploring the city of Spokane and the surrounding area with her husband and children.
Erin Huebener teaches introductory and intermediate Spanish classes at SCC. She holds an MA in foreign languages and cultures from Washington State University. When she is not on campus, Erin is likely working in her garden, or out discovering new things to love about Spokane.
What an amazing world speaking multiple languages opens for us! I'm excited to be able to share some of my experiences with you and help prepare you for the amazing opportunities and experiences that are in your future!
In 2006, I graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Modern Languages and Literature in Spanish, German, and French. In 2010, I finished my M.A. at Washington State University where I studied Peninsular and Latin American Literature, Linguistics, Technology in the Classroom, Pedagogy, and Second Language Acquisition. I had the opportunity to give a TEDx talk on how the habits required to successfully learn a second language can be applied to make changes in many areas of our lives--the trick is tenacity, and constantly pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones.
Travel, education, and literature make up a huge part of who I am. My travels have taken me to Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, England, and Scotland.
I am a big advocate for studying abroad and am very excited that SCC students have the opportunity to do so! Let me know if you are interested in learning about Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain this summer!
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