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Programs of Study

Arts & Humanities


Degree Type: AA

Semester Credit Hours: 60

First Semester - 16 SCH

EDUC/PSYC 1300 - Learning Framework
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
HIST 1301 - United States History I
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics
SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish I

Second Semester - 16 SCH

COSC 1301 - Introduction to Computing
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
HIST 1302 - United States History II
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II

Third Semester - 15 SCH

PHYS 1303 - Stars and Galaxies
ENGL 2331 - World Literature
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government
SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking

Fourth Semester - 13 SCH

PHYS 1304 - Solar System
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government
SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II
PHED 1134 - Introduction to Wellness

Marketable Skills

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficient listening skills resulting in understanding of most routine questions, statements, commands, and the gist of everyday conversations on non-technical subjects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading the Spanish language resulting in an understanding of most routine expressions on familiar subjects with the aid of references.
  • Demonstrate the ability to respond orally with comprehension to most routine questions, statements, and commands, to use vocabulary sufficient to express oneself simply, and to discuss situations relevant to everyday life.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce essential messages in writing and the ability to use basic sentence construction and simple vocabulary.
  • Show evidence of knowledge and awareness of the history and culture of another people within a range of situations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about how a language operates and skills that result in the application of the language-learning process to the study of other languages.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $50,770; 10% of workers earn $32,420 or less; 10% of workers earn $86,260 or more. US wage data: workers on average earn $52,330; 10% of workers earn $29,740 or less; 10% of workers earn $96,480 or more.

Career Opportunities

AA Minimum: Teacher’s Aide, Educational Interpreter, Bilingual Nurse, Medical Interpreter, Health Care Assistant, Health Care Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Retail Manager, Bank Teller, Administrative Assistant, Desktop Publisher, Paraprofessional Interpreter, Cultural Events Coordinator, Travel Agent, Court Interpreter, Legal Assistant, Officer Social Media Assistant, Flight Attendant. BA Minimum: Technical Writer, Bilingual/Dual/Foreign Language Educator, Children’s Author, Health Care Administrator, International Business, International Relations Consultant, Foreign Exchange Trader, Human Resources Director, Recruiter, Sales & Service Consultant, Journalist, Reporter, Social Media Manager, Hospitality Manager, National Security Agent. MA Minimum: College Instructor/Professor.

High School Endorsements

Arts & Humanities

Transfer Path / Requirements

  • Students should refer to the catalog of the institution to which he/she plans to transfer for degree requirements. A student completing the Paris Junior College curriculum is considered Core complete at Texas A&M Commerce.
  • Associate of Arts in Spanish to Bachelor of Arts for a Non-Teaching Degree Spanish major (120 SCH) at TAMUC:  the core curriculum (42 semester hours), 12 lower level courses (transferred from PJC), five intermediate level 300 Spanish courses (15 SCH) and three advanced level 400 Spanish courses (9 SCH). Electives are required to meet minimum program hours with a minimum 18 SCH required in the minor.
  •  To be certified to teach Spanish at the secondary level (grades 7-12), a student must have 36 semester hours. Refer to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for teaching courses must follow guidelines set for teacher certification.
  • Associate of Arts in Spanish to Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Organizational Leadership must take an additional 60 hours. For questions contact